VIDIGAL reserva 2017
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about the wine
this was one of the first reserve level wines to be made in the lisboa doc and a wine that served in encouraging other producers to give this emerging subregion more serious attention.
we can’t think of a more authentic choice for a portuguese “house” pour…the only difference being that this has way more depth of flavor than what you’d typically find at one of the many tascas dotting lisbon’s crowded streets.
soil type for the vineyard is clay mixed with limestone. tasting notes
deep ruby color. aroma of ripe red fruits with hints of raspberry. full bodied and soft in the mouth with good character.
about the producer
vidigal wines is a family run, medium-size wine company that produces still and dessert wines.
located in the center of portugal, nearby the city of leiria and acquired in the 90’s by the current managing director, antónio mendes lopes, vidigal went through several advances in winemaking, marketing and sales that have allowed them to grow substantially.
antónio lopes has over 30 years of experience in the wine world and actively participates in the process of wine making together with his two main oenologists: antónio ventura (portuguese oenologist of the year 2006) and rafael neuparth.
vidigal is one of the top exporting wine companies in portugal and sells in over 30 countries, commercializing 40 different types of wines.
in terms of production, vidigal has grower partnerships in 1,112 acres of vineyards in lisbon, as well as in other portuguese wine regions including tagus, douro, alentejo, dão, beiras and vinho verde.
vidigal wines: “the best wine at the best possible price”.