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Barão de Vilar -- Portugal 



Alves de Sousa
Domingos Alves de Sousa was one of the pioneers of wines from the Douro, one of the first to abandon the urban comfort of Oporto city and return to Douro after a lifetime linked to other professional activities. One of the forerunners of the movement that ended up with the rise of the Douro wines with the acclaimed Quinta da Gaivosa. From an estate historically dedicated to Port wine, white and red, is born a star from the Douro. Wine with a smooth and elegant profile, balanced and harmonious, a classic, genuine and honest in face of the Douro valley character.  

Quinta da Gaivosa extended with 5 additional estates, add up to a total of 125 hectares, an expression of the terroir.
Alves de Sousa Vale da Raposa Branco  
Alcohol:  12.5%  
Grapes:   Gouveio, Malvasia Fina
Tasting Notes
Visual: Pale yellow
Nose:  Melon
Palate: Mango, honeydew melon, grapefruit and chalk with soft minerality
Pairings:  Seafood, Asian dishes, fruit salsas.

Alves de Sousa Vale da Raposa Branco -- Sales Sheets  
Alves de Sousa Vale da Raposa Branco -- Shelf Talker

Alves de Sousa Vale da Raposa Reserva Red  
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Grapes:   Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca 
Visual: Ruby
Nose:  Violets and pine tree
Palate: Bold and rich cherries and plums with layers of dark chocolate and espresso
Pairings:  Roasted poultry, beef, lamb, charcuterie, hard, strong cheeses.  

Alves de Sousa Vale da Raposa Reserva Rouge -- Sales Sheets  
Alves de Sousa Vale da Raposa Reserva Rouge -- Shelf Talker


Barão de Vilar 
Vinha das Margaridas Vinho Verde  
From the DOC region of Vinho Verde, Vinha das Margaridas winemaker is Álvaro van Zeller.  World renowned for his winemaking skills, these wines are produced and bottled on the farm. The Vinho Verde SOLAR DAS BOUÇAS uses exclusively grapes grown on the property. Of the approximately 34 acres of the total area of the farm, 25 hectares are filled with vines falling to the Loureiro, the largest share: 20 hectares. The remaining 5 are shared by Alvarinho, 2.5 hectares planted at the entrance of the farm and the Arinto grape, known locally as Pedernã.
Alcohol: 11% vol.
Grapes: Loureiro, Arinto
Viticulture: Aged in stainless steel 
Visual: Very light green color
Nose: Citrus and light white floral aroma
Palate: Refreshing.  Slightly sparkling and lemon, lime, grapefruit citrus on the palate. 
Pairings: Great food wine. Pairs especially well with seafood, shellfish and salads.

Vinha das Margaritas Vinho Verde - Info Sheet
Vinha das Margaritas Vinho Verde - Shelf Talker


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Weingut Castelfeder -- Alto Adige

From the photo, you might think this wine region is in southern Germany or maybe Austria, but it's actually northern-most Italy in the area formerly known as Südtirol (a part of Austria until WWI), now known as Alto Adige. Bi-lingual and bi-cultural, it's Italy with a strong Austrian influence. On her first visit to Seattle, Ines Giovanett (daughter of Günther Giovanett, owner of the Castelfeder Winery) laughingly said: "I wear a dirndl! I eat knödel!" More on Ines & her family's winery>

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