Only in exceptional years are we lucky enough to get our hands on Mario Negreiros’ Reserva. Having made just 3 previous vintages, back in 2007, 2013 and 2015 we were so excited when he said 2017 had made the grade.
Mario’s Reserva is brimming with dark and bramble fruits and a slight spiciness which hails from the new French oak barrels it is aged in. By all means open it up now but it will really improve with 3-5 more years in the bottle.
- Mario has done every little thing in his power to make this wine perfect, including stomping the grapes with his own (clean!) feet. It’s an ‘A for effort’ from us, Mario!
Say the words ‘Douro Valley’ and you’d be forgiven for instantly thinking of the rich, smooth reds the area is famous for. Our Wine Nut, Ray, knew there must be some cracking whites hidden there and struck gold with Ontem Branco...
Straight from some old vineyards nestled between the Douro and Dão (two of Portugal's poshest wine areas), comes this beautifully balanced white.
It's a blend of some of the regions oldest grape varieties which have been expertly combined to create this elegant and aromatic wine. It's a perfect example of just how good Portugese whites can be!