Claudia’s 2009 among the 50 Great Portuguese Wines by Olly Smith

Olly Smith picking the 50 Great Portuguese WinesSince 2005 that Viniportugal has been inviting a prestigious journalist to select the 50 Great Portuguese Wines for the UK market. For the ninth edition, the journalist invited was Olly Smith, who presented last Thursday in London his list for 2013. In that list we are proud to announce that you will find one of our wines, Claudia’s 2009 red.

This is certainly a vitamin supplement, specially for us that tend to focus the major part of our energy in Port production. Claudia, the winemaker, was happy for this recognition on her reserve Douro red. It certainly does not change anything about us, but we understand this selection as a indication that we are following the right star.

Wines from the Douro dominated Olly’s list, with 3 still whites, 11 still reds, 1 Moscatel and 1 Port. Here is the list:

  1.     Vales de Ambrães – Avesso 2012 – Vinho Verde
  2. Casa da Senra 2012 – Vinho Verde
  3. Soalheiro 2012 – Vinho Verde
  4. Alvarinho Solar de Serrade 2012 – Vinho Verde
  5. FP 2012 – Bairrada
  6. Quinta da Raza Arinto 2012 – Vinho Verde
  7. Montes Ermos Reserva 2011 – Douro
  8. Beyra Quartz 2011 – Beira Interior
  9. Redoma 2011 – Douro
  10. Quinta de la Rosa 2011 – Douro
  11. Pato Frio Antão Vaz 2011 – Alentejo
  12. Vinhas do Lasso 2010 – Lisboa
  13. Dona Ermelinda 2011 – Península de Setúbal
  14. Valle Pradinhos 2011 – Trás-os-Montes
  15. Muros de Melgaço 2011 – Vinho Verdes
  16. Quinta de Saes Encruzado 2011 -Dão
  17. Quinta dos Roques Encruzado 2011 – Dão
  18. Esporão Reserva 2011 – Alentejo
  19. Arenae 2010 – Lisboa
  20. Marquês de Borba 2011 – Alentejo
  21. Almeida Garrett, DOC Beira Interior TNT 2010 – Beira Interior
  22. Sexy 2011 – Alentejo
  23. Zéfyro 2009 – Alentejo
  24. Altano Quinta do Ataíde Reserva 2009 – Douro
  25. PAPE 2010 – Dão
  26. Claudia’s 2009 – Douro
  27. Manoella Douro 2010 – Douro
  28. Quinta Nova – Colheita 2010 – Douro
  29. F’OZ 2011 – Alentejo
  30. Palpite 2010 – Alentejo
  31. Poeira 2010 – Douro
  32. Vertente 2009 – Douro
  33. Casa Cadaval Trincadeira Vinhas Velhas 2009 – Tejo
  34. Tinto da Ânfora 2010 – Alentejo
  35. Duas Pedras 2011 – Alentejo
  36. Crasto Superior 2010 – Douro
  37. Quinta de Foz de Arouce 2009 – Beiras
  38. Quinta dos Quatro Ventos 2009 – Douro
  39. Aliança Bairrada Reserva 2011 – Bairrada
  40. Quinta dos Roques 2010 – Dão
  41. Esporão Reserva 2010 – Alentejo
  42. Cedro do Noval 2009 – Douro
  43. Julia Kemper Touriga Nacional 2009 – Dão
  44. CH, Chocapalha 2009 – Lisboa
  45. Quinta de la Rosa Reserve 2010 – Douro
  46. Quinta do Sagrado Reserva 2007 – Douro
  47. Henriques & Henriques Verdelho 15 Years Old – Madeira
  48. Adega Coop. Favaios Moscatel de Favaios Colheita 1980 – Douro
  49. Família Horacio Simões Bastardo 2009 – Península de Setúbal
  50. Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port – Douro

Other wine critics chosen for the UK Great 50 Portuguese Wines’ previous editions were: Richard Mayson, Charles Metcalfe, Tim Atkin, Simon Woods, Jamie Goode, Sarah Ahmed, Tom Canavan and Julia Harding. For 2013 Olly Smith decided to focus on wines between 7 and 30 pounds.

Enjoy your week-end and make a toast with a Portuguese wine!

Oscar

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