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White Wine
Buçaco
Reservado 2021, 75cl
IVV Portugal

79,28
approx. £67.75

 13%

 Good ageing

 Serve at 10º-12º

 Burgundy, Chardonnay

18/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2023

Deep wine, with a very subtle toast and mineral notes wrapped in a fresh citrus aroma. Revealing high acidity, it presents itself on the palate as very young, vibrant, and engaging. A wine for the decades to come.

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Buçaco

Alexandre de Almeida, founder of the oldest hotel chain in Portugal with the same name, started producing Bussaco Wines in 1917 when he realised what the Hotel Winery concept meant after many visits to European hotels including those on the French “Côte D’Azure”. This gave him the idea to open his own winery at the Bussaco Palace, starting to produce varieties that would come to be known as the glorious “Bussaco wines”. In the early 20th century, one of the most interesting pages on Portuguese wine was created, the wine that was to become a much envied icon but which was always intentionally kept out of the limelight. Its creator, Alexandre de Almeida, adopted the concept of linking luxury hotels to a winery with their own wine. If we look back, ever since the first harvests we realised the importance of this icon that was served to kings, queens and heads of state, as proven by menus, proudly kept at the Hotel Palace Bussaco. Bussaco wines were just that: objects of culture limited to very restricted circles, the elite. Their fantastic and noble labels still bear the symbol of their nobility to this day and age.

Vinification: The Bussaco wines were and still are always produced in the same way using the same methods as in the past. The fact that the grapes come from the Dão and Bairrada regions guarantee a wonderful wine nobly developed in the bottle. These wines ferment and age in French oak barrels for 12 months.

Tasting Notes: The 2010 white shows depth and a very fine toast and mineral notes embedded in a fresh citrus aroma. Revealing high acidity, it is very young, vibrant and enveloping to the taste. A wine for future decades. “Drinking a Bussaco wine is like travelling through time, savouring a glorious wine produced by Alexandre de Almeida, a visionary. All wine lovers should be offered this opportunity at least once in a lifetime.”

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100214-1

Niepoort Vinhos

The Niepoort family has been creating Port Wines since 1842. The first property in Douro was bought in 1987 and Dirk Niepoort started a new Era in the company with the creation of the first Redoma red in 1991. In the last years Niepoort took on the great challenge of interpreting other soils and climates and acquired two properties in other regions, Dão and Bairrada. Discover the Niepoort Triangle which express the different terroirs: Schist (Douro), Limestone (Bairrada) and Granite (Dão).

Address

Niepoort Vinhos S.A.

Rua Cândido dos Reis, 670
4400-071 Vila Nova de Gaia
Portugal