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Caixa do mês/Box of the month - 3 x Branco/White

Date: Fri, Aug 6, 2010 Wine Business


Caixa do mês/Box of the month

A “caixa do mês” da Vinhoweb inclui 6 garrafas de vinho branco de três produtores de qualidade. Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Douro), Quinta Lagoalva de Cima (Tejo) e São Domingos (Bairrada).


Vinhos:
Grainha Branco 2009
Quinta Lagoalva de Cima - Arinto & Chardonnay 2009
Volúpia 2009

English
Vinhoweb's "Box of the month" contains 6 bottles of white wine from three quality producers, Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Douro), Quinta Lagoalva de Cima (Tejo) e São Domingos (Bairrada).

Wines:
Grainha Branco 2009
Quinta Lagoalva de Cima - Arinto & Chardonnay 2009
Volúpia 2009

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Welcome Drink

Date: Thu, Aug 5, 2010 Wine Business

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Link: Olho de Mucho Rosé

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VOLÚPIA

Date: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 Wine Business

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Link: Volúpia

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Herdade do Rocim - Derek Smedley

Date: Mon, Jul 26, 2010 Wine Business

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Recent Reviews for Quinta de La Rosa Port wines

Date: Tue, Jul 6, 2010 Wine Business

Vintage 2007 Port Link: Vintage 2007

91 points – Wine Spectator May. 20, 2010

Beautiful aromas of plum and berries follow through to a full body, with full sweetness and a very fine, silky tannin structure. Reserved on the palate now, but will deliver plenty of enjoyment with bottle age. Best after 2017. 500 cases made. —James Suckling

90 points – Wine Enthusiast – a structured wine showing elegance -Dec 09;

90 points – Parker, April 2010

Richard Mayson *** Elegant and well balanced...very good for the medium term


LBV 2005

90 points – Wine Spectator June 2010

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Chenin Blanc - The perfect summer white wine

Date: Tue, Jul 6, 2010 Wine Business

The aromas and flavor notes of Chenin blanc often include the descriptors of minerally, greengage, angelica and honey. Chenin wines produced from noble rot will often have notes of peaches and honey that develop into barley sugar, marzipan and quince as they age. Dry or semi-sweet Chenin blanc from the Loire will often have notes apple, greengage and chalky minerals that develop into more honey, acacia and quince aromas. New World styles of Chenin, such as those of South Africa, are more often made to be consume young and exhibit rich tropical fruit notes such as banana, guava, pear and pineapple. The alcohol level for dessert styles Chenin rarely go above 12% which keeps the wines more in balance. Drier styles of Chenin are more likely to be around 13.5%.

We recommend:




Simonsig Chenin Blanc. Starbright colour with a vibrant green tinge. Beautifully expressive sweet fruit aromas of yellow golden delicious apples, ripe pears and floral notes dominate the bouquet. A tropical fruit salad of melons, guavas and pineapples fill the plate. Sunripened Chenin has a subtle honey and raisin flavour which adds to the layered complexity and smooth silky texture on the finish.












Kanu KCB (oaked).Bright lemon green colour. Apple blossom and beeswax with a nutmeg spice on the nose. On the palate dried apricot, ripe, juicy nectarine and a good oak balance. The mouth filling texture is cut by fresh green apple acidity, underpinned with honey richness and a long finish.





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Recent Reviews for Quinta de La Rosa Wines

Date: Mon, Jul 5, 2010 Wine Business

La Rosa Reserve 2007Link:La Rosa Reserva

94 points – Wine & Spirits, April 2010

92 points – Wine Spectator, April 2010

92 – Parker, March 2010

Best wine of the region, Revista dos Vinhos – 17.5 points, Nov 2009

First place in Spanish/Portuguese tasting with 550 points Quinta de la Rosa obtiene el primer puesto en la Cata Transfronteriza de Porto

Passagem Reserva 2007 – Joint Venture La Rosa and Jorge Moreira

95 points – Wine & Spirits, April 2010

90 points – Parker, March 2010

Wine of the day (best of the tasting) – El Mundo del Vino, Spain

Quinta de la Rosa White wine 2008 Link : Qta de la Rosa Branco

Joint top best white wine from Douro/Alentejo together with a Best Buy – Revista dos Vinhos, Sept 2009

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red 2007

91 points – Wine & Spirits, April 2010

Quinta de la Rosa Douro Red 2008 Link :Qta de la Rosa Tinto

15.5 pts VINIUM only 3 wines above 400 tasted June/2010

Douro Valley – in Partnership with Waitrose blend

GOLD MEDAL – International Wine Challenge 2010

douROSA Red 2007 Link:douRosa tinto

90 points and Best Buy – Wine & Spirits, April 2010

JORGE MOREIRA – named Wine Maker of the Year in 2010 by Revista dos Vinhos (the Decanter of Portugal) works at La Rosa

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Adega de Pegões - Prémios/Awards 2010

Date: Mon, Jul 5, 2010 Wine Business

Grande Medalha de Ouro, no concurso “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2010”, com o vinho “Adega de Pegões Alicant Bouschet” Tinto 2008, Regional Península de Setúbal; Link: Alicant Bouschet

Medalha de ouro, no concurso “International Wine & Spirits Competition 2010”, com o vinho “Adega de Pegões Touriga Nacional” 2008, Regional Península de Setúbal; Link: Touriga Nacional

Troféu Excellence, no concurso “Citadelle du Vin 2010”, com o vinho “Adega de Pegões Aragonês” Tinto 2008, Regional Península de Setúbal; Link: Aragonez

Troféu Prestigie, no concurso “Citadelle du Vin 2010”, com o vinho “Adega de Pegões Cabernet” Tinto 2007, Regional Península de Setúbal. Link: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Beja Wine Night

Date: Wed, Jun 30, 2010 Wine Business



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Quinta do Carqueijal Rosé

Date: Wed, Jun 16, 2010 Wine Business




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VOLÚPIA 2009

Date: Wed, Jun 16, 2010 Wine Business


Vinho branco que despertou os sentidos e novas emoções do júri do CNVE* 2010 conquistando a MEDALHA DE PRATA.

Magnífico vinho branco para os dias de Verão que se aproximam.

A fruta intensa de Sauvignon Blanc e a acidez refrescante do Chardonnay, combinam na perfeição com a estrutura da casta Maria Gomes.

Voluptuosidade e sedução, desejo e sabor, prazer de beber uva branca, são inúmeras as sensações que fazem despertar todos os sentidos ao provar este moderno e elegante Vinho Branco Bairrada inspirado na poesia de Florbela Espanca.

* CNVE 2010 - Concurso Nacional de Vinhos Engarrafados de Santarém - 2010



Link: VOLÚPIA

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Herdade do Rocim - Review by Jamie Goode (www.wineanorak.com)

Date: Mon, Jun 7, 2010 Wine Business

Located between Vidigueira and Cuba in the Lower Alentejo, Herdade do Rocim has 60 hectares of vines. It was bought by Terralis Lda in 2000, and for the last few years there has been intense restructuring, with the redevelopment of the vineyards andconstruction of an architecturally striking new winery. Top wine is Grande Rocim, an Alicante Bouschet-based wine of real intensity and power. Next tier down is the Olho
de Mocho red (quite serious with lovely floral perfume and well defined fresh berry fruits), white (citrussy and mineral with some grapefuit pith notes) and rosé, followed by the more affordable Rocim, which shows sweet ripe berryish fruit. There is also a nice wine tourism project here.

Grande Rocim 2007 Link: http://bit.ly/GrRocim

A varietal Alicante Bouschet, this is densely coloured with lovely open, sweet, rich, ripe dark fruits on the nose, as well as herbal complexity. The palate is concentrated and dense with lovely spicy, tannic fruit. Mouthfilling and huge, but in balance, just. I really like it. 94/100

Ohlo de Mocho Reserva 2007 Link: http://bit.ly/olhotinto

A blend of Syrah, Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet. Amazingly aromatic, with perfumed dark cherry, plum, violet and vanilla notes. The palate is ripe and sweetly fruited with spicy oak providing a foil for the sweet but well defined fresh berry fruits. Vibrant, modern and expressive. Joyful, even. 92/100.

Rocim Rocim 2006 Link: http://bit.ly/rocimtinto

A blend of Aragonez, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet. Sweet, ripe cherry and berry fruit with some raspberry intensity on the palate. There’s a nice spicy twist to the pure fruit with a bit of tannic grip keeping it from being too sweet. Classic Alentejo style: berryish and sweet. 89/100

Ocho de Mocho Reserva Branco 2008 Link: http://bit.ly/olhobranco

A varietal Antão Vaz, this is citrussy and mineral with some grapefruit pith notes. Quite savoury with nice acidity and some softness of texture. Restrained with gentle nuttiness on the finish. Interesting. 88/100

Vale da Mata Reserva 2007 Lisboa (cask sample) Link:http://bit.ly/valemata

Muted nose. The palate is savoury and taut with minerally cherry and plum fruit. Fresh, elegant and quite serious with lovely acidity. An interesting wine aiming at elegance rather than power. 92/100

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