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Casa das Gaeiras Red Wine Old Vines

2011

History

Casa das Gaeiras, located in Obidos and founded in the 18th century, early was considered as a quality wine icon from the region of Lisbon. This was the first producer of this region selling bottled quality wines. The prestigious awards collected throughout the years confirm the  quality of it’s wines. Much of the reputation of Gaeiras was due to the white wine produced there, still referred to as "part of the history of wine in Portugal" by big names in the industry. Casa das Gaeiras is thus considered a small Chateau of Obidos’ region, where distinct wines, of very limited production are made, which are conspicuous by their tradition and typicality of erstwhile wines.

WineMaker

Vera Moreira.

WineMaking

After being carefully selected the grapes were totally destemmed and the fermentation occurred in small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Then, the wine was racked and transferred into French barrels during 12 months.

Tasting Note

Intense ruby red color, with deep and complex aromas, which brings out the red fruits, some balsamic hints and dried tobacco leaf notes. On the palate, the ubiquitous tannins are surprising, with its great quality and excellent integration with the elegant acidity of the wine. The lingering finish shows great depth and complexity. Enjoy it at the temperature of 16ºC.

Food Suggestions

This Casa das Gaeiras Red will pair perfectly with grilled steak or Moroccan lamb.

Region: Lisboa Classification: DOC Type: Red Capacity: 750 ml Alcool: 13.5% Grapes: Aragonez, & Touriga Nacional Awards: - DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS – BRONZE MEDAL (2015)