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Red Wine
Duque de Viseu
2018, 75cl
Dão

4,50
approx. £3.97

 13.5%

 Better enjoy soon

 Serve at 15º-17º

 Burgundy

90/100  Wine Spectator

16/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2015

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Duque de Viseu

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Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. The Wine: Duque de Viseu has been a benchmark for quality in the Dão region for 20 years. It’s a fitting name for one of the most emblematic wines of Quinta dos Carvalhais, paying homage to the first Duke of Viseu, Prince Dom Henrique (better known as Henry the Navigator). This sublime wine with royal roots has won many prizes over the years. It nevertheless makes unassumingly delicious everyday drinking.

Tasting Notes: Ruby-red in colour, the wine has an intense, appealing aroma, dominated by ripe red fruits and berry fruits, such as blackberries and blueberries, and vegetal notes that contribute freshness. On the palate, the power of the smooth tannins is immediately evident, the aromatic concentration well integrated with bright, fresh acidity. The finish is long and soft.

Winemaking: The different grape varieties were vinified separately. The grapes were destemmed and gently crushed. From the destemmer-crusher, the must was tranferred by gravity to stainless steel tanks, where fermentation took place over approximately six days with automatic temperature control and remontage. Finally, the wine was
transferred to storage tanks and the skins were pressed in pneumatic presses.

Maturation: After malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tank, a small part of the blend was selected to be aged in used oak barrels, where it remained for a period of 12 months. The remainder of the blend was left to mature in stainless steel tanks, regularly undergoing clarification and the controlled addition of small doses of oxygen to encourage maturation within the desired parameters.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100236

Sogrape Vinhos

Sogrape Vinhos was born of the will and courage of a group of friends. In the difficult economic and political environment of 1942, they decided to stake everything on the visionary talents of one man. This man had the vision to create and develop an innovative wine company with a difference, one which could make and promote Portuguese wines on a global scale.

This vision belonged to Fernando van Zeller Guedes, whose character and forceful personality paved the way for a successful venture that many believed was doomed to fail from the outset. The unparalleled foresight and vision of Sogrape’s founder, resulted in the creation of the first global Portuguese wine brand – Mateus Rosé. Sold in over 120 countries, this proved to be such a resounding commercial success that it provided the decisive momentum for the growth as well as affirming the leadership of which the Company is so proud. The willingness to innovate and the ambition to do things differently – along with respect for tradition and the values of ethics and responsibility – marked the birth of an organization that has proved capable of preserving its founder’s vision and adapting to inevitably changing times. Today, led by the third generation of the founding family, Sogrape Vinhos is ever more closely dedicated to meeting the founding objective: to bring the world quality Portuguese wine brands, with sufficient volume to satisfy the needs of different market segments.

From the pioneering days of buying barrels of wine from small producers in the Douro for processing and bottling in a rented cellar in Vila Real, Sogrape Vinhos has steadily grown. Continuous investment has expanded and developed the company’s assets and workforce to such a degree that Sogrape Vinhos owns over 830 hectares of vineyards in all the key Portuguese wine regions. Nowadays, the full scope of Sogrape Vinhos is clearly demonstrated by the breadth and weight of its portfolio. At first glance, what immediately stands out is the presence of two major global Portuguese wine brands – Mateus Rosé and Sandeman as well as the prestigious wines of Porto Ferreira and Offley. Added to which are the renowned specialist brands that represent the major Portugese wine regions. Beginning with the most famous Portuguese wine of all, Barca Velha, the pride of Casa Ferreirinha (Douro) and continuing with the elegant wines of Quinta dos Carvalhais (Dão), the vibrant Herdade do Peso (Alentejo), the fresh Vinhos Verdes of Quinta de Azevedo and Gazela, and the multi-regional Grão Vasco, to name but a few.

To tell the story of Sogrape Vinhos it is essential to retrace the origins and evolution of the plan conceived by this visionary man. And then to appreciate how his successors have inherited his values and pursued them with dedication, vigour and expertise to grow and develop Portugal’s leading wine company. Above all, the achievements of such a large team are promoted with pride and sustained by the ambition to innovate and enhance all that Sogrape Vinhos has to offer.

Address

Sogrape Vinhos S.A.

Aldeia Nova
4430 – 809 Avintes
Vila Nova de Gaia

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