2019 Quinta Casal das Freiras Reserva Branco
The Reserva Branco is the top model of Casal das Freiras and is only made in the good years and every year the Tejo Appelation has to approve the wine before the predicate Reserva can be used. In contrast to other countries (and regions), in the Tejo, each vintage is re-evaluated by a committee and it is assessed whether the protected title Reserva is awarded for a vintage. The Branco Reserva first saw the light of day with the 2019 vintage, which was released in early 2021.
The Casal das Freiras Reserva Branco is a blend of the typical Portuguese Tejo grapes Arinto, Fernão Pires and Malvasia Fina. After manual harvesting, the grapes are completely destemmed and gently crushed. After fermentation, at controlled temperatures, this wine matures for 6-8 months in French oak barrels. The wine is then bottled and aged in the bottle for several months. This thoroughly elegant white has a beautiful and controlled alcohol percentage of only 13%. The winemaker José Vidal describes this as an unctuous wine and we understand that. It is a wine that surprises and releases beautiful layers with time. Very balanced with aroma of white fruit, citrus and spicy notes and a hint of vanilla. Round in the mouth, medium to full bodied with a perfect balance of fruit and acidity. This is a wine that never bores and is hard to beat in terms of price/quality.
Quinta Casal das Freiras is located in the Tejo northeast of Lisbon, in the heart of Portugal. The Tejo region is very fertile, partly because of its location on the river. The area is best known for its vineyards, olive groves, forests, the famous Lusitano horses and bullfighting. The area is beautiful and authentic with a varied landscape and beautiful historic towns such as Tomar, Constancia and Santarém and Golega.
With a focus on quality and balance, Tejo's wines have been on the rise for some years now. Quality and affordability go hand in hand here. Casal das Freiras belongs to the top of the best wine companies in the Tejo region and it is great if you visit the better restaurants here that you will come across the Casal das Freiras wines on the wine list.
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A wonderful piece of history in the heart of Portugal
Quinta Casal das Freiras winery is located 7 km south-west of the Portuguese Tomar in the district of Santarém on farmlands that once belonged to the Templars and later to the Order of Christ. The very old winery has been owned by one and the same family since the 19th century (1882), the current owners now represent the 4th and 5th generations of the family. The traditional farmhouse is set amongst vineyards, olive groves, corn and grain fields, forests and cork oaks, making it a unique and diverse agricultural landscape. Partly because of its location on the river, the area is very fertile and is very beautiful and authentic with a varied landscape and beautiful historic towns such as Tomar, Constancia and Santarém and Golega.
The ancient tradition of olive and vineyard culture is preserved by José Vidal, owner of Casal das Freiras. The estate with its ancient olive groves and vineyards of different ages falls under the wine region of Tejo in the heart of Portugal. The vineyards with exposure to the south cover an area of 12 hectares spread over 5 plots of different ages of 60, 45, 21, 10 and 3 years. Protected by the Serra d'Aire in the west from the Atlantic winds, the climate is characterized by cold winters and hot, dry summers that improve the grapes' optimal ripeness. The red Touriga Nacional, Castelão, Trincadeira, Aragonez, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Alicante Bouschet are most common in the slightly sloping clay limestone soils. Among the white varieties, the focus is mainly on Fernão Pires, Arinto, Rabo de Ovelha and Sauvignon Blanc.
In the winery, traditional technologies such as the Algerian amphoras and the stone mills for crushing grapes are combined with modern techniques. The winemaking, through a classic method of long-lasting maceration, produces beautiful red wines with pomegranate color, which are beautifully fruity and full of flavor. Refined light wood tones soften the tannins and do not drown out the fruity notes, so that the typical profile of the region is beautifully preserved.
Quinta Casal das Freiras is also developing some wine tourism activities. Visitors can admire the surrounding landscape and visit the winery, the old 20th century olive oil mill, and the wine tasting room. Here the wines can be tasted, accompanied by regional products such as olives, cheese, traditional sausages and jam. Depending on the time of year, it is still possible to view or even participate in some of the ongoing agricultural work, such as harvesting, trampling the grapes or picking olives.
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You can of course buy Quinta Casal das Freiras wines online at Grandcruwijnen.nl, the wine trade with one of the largest wine collections in the Netherlands and Belgium, where you can order both special wines and wines for every budget. Quality products, fast delivery & reliable service that is Grand Crus!
|Type of Wine||White|
|Winery||Quinta Casal das Freiras|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Spicy, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|