This Renaissance estate has graced Portugal since 1554. Located just south of Lisbon, in the region of Azeitão, Bacalhoa was originally built by the son of a famous Portuguese mariner, Afonso de Albuquerque. Inspired by Italian and Indian design, he commissioned a villa in the 16th-century Italian Renaissance style. Characterized by a tasteful sense of restraint, the balanced design includes extensive parterre gardens, easily viewed and appreciated from the open-air balconies.
Historical accounts have always made reference to vineyards at the Quinta. However, the real history of this great red wine begins in 1974 with the planting of a vineyard that possessed a similar vine selection to that of Bordeaux. The first harvest, launched on the market in 1979, produced one of the most sought after Portuguese wines and helped to reinforce the fame of the already exemplary Quinta da Bacalhôa. This time in the realm of wine!
QUINTA DA BACALHOA | WHITE | SAUVIGNON BLANC, SEMILLON | 2018 | DOC SETUBAL
Each variety is made separately, respecting its optimal period of maturing to produce the intended style. With the fermentation started in stainless steel vats, only 35% of the Semillion grape variety concluded its fermentation in French oak barrels, followed by six months of ageing with ‘batonnage'. 35% of the must ferments and ages in new French Allier oak casks.
Semillon, Alvarinho, Sauvignon Blanc
Of a golden yellow colour, with a greenish tinge, and complex aromas revealing fruity characteristics and notes of passion fruit, grapefruit and apricot, floral characteristics such as linden flower and honey. In the mouth; elegant and with great depth, with a strong structure and body.
Store and Serve Advices:
Serving temperature at 10-12°C
Strong flavoured fish dishes or game bird. Also Azeitão cheese.
Reviews and Awards:
. 17,5 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 (2014);
. Bronze medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 (2014);
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2014 (2012);
. Gold medal Concurso de Vinhos da Península de Setúbal 2013 (2011);
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2013 (2011);
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2011);
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 (2010);
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2012 (2010).