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Fortified Wine
Quinta da Bela Vista
70+ Years, 75cl
DOC Carcavelos

120
approx. £102.73

 20%

 Good ageing

 Serve at 12º-16º

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 23rd 2016

A mythical wine from the famous region of Carcavelos, appreciated by the European Royal Houses, which ceased to be produced in the late 60's. These are the last bottles available.

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Quinta da Bela Vista

Wine-making process: Grapes are fully destemmed, and then crushed and pressed. The free-run juice will then ferment in oak barrels for approximately one month. As soon as alcohol fermentation ends, wine spirit will be added to increase alcohol content up to 20%. Free-run juice was added to the wine spirit so that the wine may have some residual sugar. The wine ages over long years in wood barrels.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 101344

Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal

Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal (CAS) was established by Abel Pereira da Fonseca in 1926 to administrate the estates that he owned in the region of Bombarral since the beginning of the century, still belonging to the same family.

He planted his first stand-alone vineyards (i.e. vines with no other fruit tree in between) aligned and wired, which was considered very innovating at the time, as there were no tractors. Vineyards were divided into plots, each planted with one sole variety (which was also new at the time). He introduced new varieties. In a separate plot at Quinta do Sanguinhal, he planted 30 different varieties to study their adaptability.

The company has undergone modernization over the past few years: vines were re-established based on traditional varieties as well as new varieties to meet market demand; wine-making and bottling facilities have experienced major investments at technological and equipment levels. The traditional ageing in French and American oak is nonetheless still used.

Address

Companhia Agricola do Sanguinhal, Lda.

Quinta das Cerejeiras
Apartado 5
2544-909 Bombarral

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