Quality of Portuguese wines recognized by international experts in Norway
30 October 17
"50 Great Portuguese Wines by Julia Harding" distinguishes wines from Bairrada, Douro, Alentejo, Península de Setúbal, Dão, Vinho Verde, Lisbon, Tejo and Madeira
The quality and excellence of Portuguese wines continue to accomplish positive ratings from international experts. Julia Harding, one of the most respected wine journalists and critics, selected 50 Portuguese wines to taste in Oslo on 30th October, an initiative promoted by ViniPortugal. The 50 Great Portuguese Wines by Julia Harding was held at the Grand Hotel in Oslo, and is the culmination of a project developed by this Master of Wine, which has proved a wide range of wines from the different Portuguese wine regions , for five days, to reach the final list of award-winning wines. The revelation of the winners in Norway intends to affirm the breadth and quality of the Wines of Portugal in a market characterized by the consumption of wines with low prices. During two educational seminars, Julia Harding reiterated that the 50 selected wines are "wines to savor over the afternoon in the company of friends" and "represent the fantastic depth and breadth of Portuguese wines. The fusion between distinct high-quality native grape varieties with the fantastic landscape and climate of Portugal is expressed creatively by Portuguese winegrowers. “At the end of the event, was held a wine tasting for professionals and consumers. Norway is one of the 14 priority markets of the Wines of Portugal brand, operated by ViniPortugal in the international promotion of Portuguese wines. In 2016 this market reached a growth, of 10.4%, in value, and positions itself in the top-20 in the list of the main destinations of Portuguese wines. Below is the list of "50 Great Portuguese Wines by Julia Harding". All the wines of the list are available in Norway. 1. Caves São João Frei João Reserva 2013 Region: Bairrada 2. Quinta de Baixo Poeirinho Garrafeira 2012 Region: Bairrada 3. Filipa Pato Post-Quercus Baga 2015 Region: Bairrada 4. Sidónio de Sousa Garrafeira 2009 Region: Bairrada 5. Vale da Capucha Fossil 2015 Region: Lisboa 6. Chocapalha Vinha Mãe 2013 Region: Lisboa 7. Herdade do Rocim Vale da Mata Reserva 2013 Region: Lisboa 8. Casa de Mouraz Elfa 2013 Region: Dão 9. Quinta de Saes Reserva Estágio Prolongado 2013 Region: Dão 10. Julia Kemper Reserva 2010 Region: Dão 11. Poças Júnior Vale de Cavalos 2015 Region: Douro 12. Olazabal Monte Meão Vinha dos Novos 2013 Region: Douro 13. Quinta da Rosa Passagem Reserva 2014 Region: Douro 14. Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas 2015 Region: Douro 15. Poeira 44 Barricas 2014 Region: Douro 16. Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2014 Region: Douro 17. Lemos & Van Zeller Vale D. Maria 2014 Region: Douro 18. Niepoort Charme 2014 Region: Douro 19. Terras de Alter ALF Alfrocheiro 2016 Region: Alentejo 20. Herdade do Rocim Amphora 2015 Region: Alentejo 21. Solar dos Lobos Reserva Bronze 2013 Region: Alentejo 22. Quinta da Lagoalva de Cima Alfrocheiro 2011 Region: Tejo 23. Aphros Silenius Vinhão 2015 Region: Vinho Verde 24. Aphros Loureiro 2015 Region: Vinho Verde 25. Camaleão Alvarinho 2016 Region: Vinho Verde 26. Anselmo Mendes Alvarinho Contacto 2016 Region: Vinho Verde 27. Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas 2015 Region: Vinho Verde 28. Luís Seabra Granito Cru Alvarinho 2015 Region: Vinho Verde 29. Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto 2016 Region: Lisboa 30. Sovinum Lisbon’s Mustache 2016 Region: Lisboa 31. Ribafreixo Pato Frio Grande Escolha 2015 Region: Alentejo 32. Esporão Reserva White 2015 Region: Alentejo 33. Casa de Mouraz Encruzado 2015 Region: Dão 34. Quinta da Pellada Primus 2014 Region: Dão 35. Luís Pato Vinhas Velhas 2016 Region: Bairrada 36. Quinta de Baixo Vinhas Velhas Bical/Maria Gomes 2014 Region: Bairrada 37. Secret Spot Vale da Poupa Moscatel Galego 2016 Region: Douro 38. Monte Cascas Reserva Douro 2016 Region: Douro 39. Quinta de La Rosa La Rosa Reserva 2015 Region: Douro 40. Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva 2015 Region: Douro 41. Luís Seabra Xisto Cru 2015 Region: Douro 42. Wine & Soul Guru 2016 Region: Douro 43. Barbeito Rainwater Reserva – Medium Fry 5 Years Old Madeira Region: Madeira 44. Blandy’s Bual 10 Years Old Madeira Region: Madeira 45. Sandeman 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port 2011 Region: Douro 46. Ramos Pinto 1997 Vintage Port Region: Douro 47. Sandeman 30 Years Old Tawny Port Region: Douro 48. Kopke Colheita 1966 Port Region: Douro 49. José Maria da Fonseca Alambre 10 Years Moscatel de Setúbal Region: Península de Setúbal 50. Quinta da Gaivosa 10 Years Old White Port Region: Douro
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