The Portugal tasting is an online virtual tasting in conjunction with John Wilson, wine writer for the Irish Times. It will take Place at 6.30pm on Friday March 12th. Buy a tasting case now and we will send you a link for the live tasting the day before the tasting. We will include and match some traditional Portugese food recipes for you to try your hand at as well to make a real. Portugese evening of it.
John has just released his latest book 'Wilson on Wine, the wines to drink in 2021' but this year it's a digital publication. The Irish Times have kindly made it available to everybody joining our tasting. Wilson on Wine 2021 is a compilation of the very best wines available in Ireland right now.
John Wilson will give us an uninterrupted and guided tour of six wines, all chosen by him and all from Portugal. Hosted by Wineonline.ie and presented by John on the night, you can expect a laid back, informal evening with snippets of John Wilson's travails to portugal, and the wines anbd people he's met along the way. He will speak about his favourite wines, regions and grapes from Portugal while presenting you these six unusual and delicious wines that are all now available at WineOnline.ie since the launch of this case.
The tasting will last approximately 75 - 90 minutes. it will be held on Zoom and we will send you a link for the tasting by email tone day ahead of the tasting.
How it Works?
Once you purchase a Tasting Case, we will email you a link for the online tasting. The tasting will take place on Friday 12th March at 6.30pm.
We will ship your tasting case to you up to one week beforehand.
You are welcome to buy a case and share the wines amongst a couple of households. To do this, you should share the link sent to you, with multiple households in order that you can all taste the wines, getting the most out of each Case of wine.
What's in the case?
Dinamica Branco 2019, Bairrada, Filipa Pato
1 x 75cl
A blend of 80% Bical and 20% Arinto grown in calcareous clay soils. 10% of the juice ferments in 500L casks; the other 90% is fermented in tank. Final blend and bottling in spring after 5-6 months’ aging.
Quinta da Romeria Prova Regia 2018
1 x 75cl
Quinta da Romeira is in existence since 1703 and currently have 75 hectares of vines. It is in the heart of the Bucelas region, famous for its white wines. This wine has beautiful tropical aromas with good minerality. It is a fresh, fruity, simple wine from a local grape variety.
1 x 75cl
Douro Little Odisseia opens with an intriguing expression of black fruits, followed by aromas of tobacco, mushrooms and liquorice in the background. Refined and lively attack, with notes of black berries, undergrowth, mellow tannins, and a long spicy finish.
Vale da Capucha Clima Tinto 2015
1 x 75cl
Pedro Marques is the fifth-generation in a winemaking family, based in Torres Vedras, just north of Lisbon. He has always been captivated by the subtlety and restrained minerality of the wines of central France, and the idea of ensuring the personality of a vineyard is expressed in the glass. His 13 hectares of vineyards, situated 9 km from the coast, have soils of Kimmeridgian clay with high proportion of ocean fossils, similar to those found in Chablis. The vineyards are bathed by fresh Atlantic breezes, further enhancing the saline element in the wines and tempering the warmth of the region. He has been certified organic since 2015, no easy task in this humid climate. His main plantings are white grapes – predominantly Portuguese locals Arinto and Fernão Pires plus a little Alvarinho, Gouveio, Viosinho and Antão Vaz. He also has a co-planting of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz; a site with 80+ year old Castelão; and a small parcel of Syrah. In his own word he follows a “lazy” approach to winemaking, his only addition being a touch of SO2. His wines show great character, if you like textural, terroir-driven wines, this young winemaker is one to watch.
Quinta dos Carvalhais Colheita Tinto 2017
1 x 75cl
Quinta dos Carvalhais is a beautiful estate in the Terras de Senhorim sub-region of the Dão and is one of the region's most respected producers. Purchased in 1988 by the Guedes family, a huge amount of investment has gone into the estate, which combines the most up-to-date viticultural and winemaking techniques with age-old traditions, resulting in unique wines with great elegance and personality. In addition to investing in their own vineyards, Quinta dos Carvalhais has also been instrumental in defending the interests of local winegrowers and for pioneering the quality revolution in the Dão region.
Pegos Claros Reserva
1 x 75cl
On the nose there is delicate coffee along with small berries. The palate gives you ripe blackberry, cherry and earthy notes. Made with indigenous grapes from 40 year old vines using traditional methods. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 8 months and further ageing in the bottle. This is a great wine, it will appeal to Rioja lovers and appeals to almost all palates, pairing perfectly with grilled meat or roasted fish and meat.
The total RRP of these wines is €119.00. This is a paid tasting where John Wilson will be paid for his time in host ing this event. We have discounted this element of cost from the tasting so that you are paying even less than the RRP of the wines for the tasting. For transparency purposes, there is a €21 cost for John Wilsons hosting. You will pay just €120 for everything - the six wines and the live tasting, and this is possible because there are so many of us taking part in what is bound to be a really enjoyable evening. Make sure you cook some Portugese food, and make it a Portugese night to remember!