Vinha Paz Reserva 2014 | 95 Point Super Foodie Cellar Selection
95WE | Vinha Paz Reserva 2014 presents dark in color with elegant, soft red and blackberries overlaying complex structure. Velvety and seductive with good acidity through and through.
This producer’s vineyards are in the heart of Dão, close to Viseu, the capital of the region. A generous wine. Vinha Paz Reserva 2014 boasts a powerful structure and rich texture from the fermentation in stone lagars. While infused with ripe black plum and damson fruits as well as ample acidity. It should age and harmonize a bit further before enjoying, so drink from 2019.
Vinha Paz Winery | “The Revelation Winery of the Year”
Owner, António Canto Moniz is a surgeon by profession and resident of Porto. Yet spending every weekend and every holiday, plus any other spare time, in Quinta de Barreiros (near Viseu) on his estate. Descended from a family of farmers with a strong connection to the Dão region and its wines. While deciding to take up serious winegrowing in the early 1990s. Notably continuing to use the centuries-old granite wine presses built by António’s great-grandfather. Yet still using the traditional treading of grapes. The name of the current wine “Vinha Paz“ was inspired respectively by António’s mother (Maria da Paz Othon). Vinha Paz translates to “Vineyard of Peace.”
Dao Wine Region | Wine Enthusiast #35 Cellar Selection of 2018
So, Dão is one of Portugal’s most prominent wine regions, located just south of the famous Douro Valley. While many Dão wines are now some of the most highly rated in Europe. And regularly winning consistent praise on both sides of the Atlantic
Winemaker Sr. Magalhães Coelho | “Portuguese Winemaker of the Year”
As of 1996, the harvest and vinification had been supervised by Sr. Magalhães Coelho. Most of all directly responsible for the rebirth of the Dão. And then in 2003 named “Portuguese Winemaker of the Year”. In 2003, Vinha Paz also received a prestigious award from Portugal’s top wine magazines as “The Revelation Winery of the Year. And has since on been recognized as producing some of the Dão regions top premium wines.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||95 Point Elegant and Seductive Foodie Favorite | From Portugal’s Winemaker and Winery of the Year | Wine Enthusiast #35 Cellar selection of 2018|
|Why now?||Limited Boutique Direct Wine | $1 Shipping on 3+|
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|Expert Ratings||95 points Wine Enthusiast | #35 Cellar Selection of 2018 – Wine Enthusiast|
|What is it?||Dao, Portugal Red Blend|
|What’s in it?||Touriga Nacional (50%), Tinta Roriz (30%), Alfrocheiro (15%), Jaen (5%)| ABV 13.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2030+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Poultry, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Gathering with Classy Comfort Foods|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 60 minutes | Best after 2020|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ includes $1 shipping|