The Wine Enthusiast magazine has awarded the Portuguese Wine Quinta da Aveleda 2013 as the winner of the ‘100 Best Buys’ list.
The Wine Enthusiast critics tasted thousands of wines over the past 12 months, only 6.4% were included on the list.
The others Portuguese wines awarded are the following:
4º Assobio 2011, do Esporão (Douro, 94 points)
8º Portada Winemaker’s Selection tinto 2011, da DFJ Vinhos (Lisboa, 90 points)
19º Vinhas Altas tinto 2012, Caves Velhas (Tejo, 90 points)
33º Muros Antigos Escolha branco 2012, Anselmo Mendes (Vinho Verde, 91 points)
38º Parcelas tinto 2010, Quinta de Porrais (Douro, 92 points)
49º Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha branco 2012 (Vinho Verde, 89 points)
66º Herdade de São Miguel Colheita Seleccionada tinto 2012 (Alentejo, 90 points)
75º Kopke tinto 2011 (Douro, 90 points)
The complete list you can see here!
In 2013 the exportation of Portuguese Wines grew 2.4% in value compared to 2012, reaching the record value of 724.7 million of Euros.
Europe continues to be the biggest destination of the Portuguese Wines. Outside Europe Angola is the biggest market with 20.8% of the exportation volume.
The magazine Wine Spectators has included 4 Portuguese Wines in your annual list Top 100 of 2013.
The awarded Portuguese wines were the following:
- Croft Vintage Port (13th place)
- Quinta do Passadouro from Douro (37th place)
- Quinta do Crasto Douro Reserva from Douro (81st place)
- Graham Tawny Port 20 Year Old (87th place).
The selection of wines for the TOP 100 List was based on quality, value, availability and excitement.
Ten Portuguese Wines on the “Top 100 Best Buys of 2013”
Ten Portuguese Wines have been included on the Wine Enthusiast magazine annual list of the “Top 100 Best Buys” .
Highlight for the Vinho Verde Aveleda 2012 which got an honorable second place.
Moreover Portugal was the third country with more wines in the list, assuring once again the excellent value for money of the Portuguese Wines.
No passado dia 25 de Setembro, Dirceu Viana Júnior (único Master of Wine da América do Sul) a convite da ViniPortugal, divulgou a sua lista dos 50 melhores Vinhos Portugueses para o mercado Brasileiro.
A lista apresenta uma grande heterogeneidade de preços, havendo vinhos para diferentes bolsas (24% abaixo dos R $100, 33% entre os R$100 e os R$200,14% entre os R$200 e R$300 e 19% acima dos R$300).
Confira aqui a Lista Completa.
“Vinho Verde, the easy-drinking wine of northwestern Portugal that has become a welcome symbol of summer for many Americans”
Brief explanation about the origins of Vinho Verde…check it out!
Roger Voss is tasting three premium bottles of Portuguese Wine under US$ 20. Check out his opinion…
“The German wine challenge Berliner Wine Trophy awarded 64 Portuguese wines, including two medals of excellence.
Portuguese wines had a great participation in Berliner Wine Trophy: two Premium Berlin Gold (best in competition), 42 gold medals and 20 silver medals.
The 1957 and 1984 “Colheita” Port Wines from Kopke (Sogevinus winemakers) got the two Premium Berlin Gold medals. It should be mentioned that jury assigned only 9 medals of excellence in this competition edition.
The Berliner Wein Trophy is a German competition started in 1994. It has two editions per year: one in Winter taking place in February and the Summer edition in July.”
In Wines of Portugal