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Casa de Saima "Vinhas Velhas" Colheita Branco '18


Casa de Saima "Vinhas Velhas" Colheita Branco '18

This month we are featuring a stunning example, and favorite, from Bairrada with Casa de Saima. This is a small, family-run winery, founded in 1940 with 18 hectares of vineyards located on small plots of land. Winemaker Graça Miranda of Casa de Saima runs the winery in the town of Sangalhos in Bairrada and is dedicated to showcasing the potential of these indigenous grapes, that can be difficult to grow, but produce amazing wines. This is another winery we never pass the opportunity on to feature, so they are one of the best of Bairrada.

The Bairrada region of Portugal is home to some of the most complex and best value white wine in all of Portugal. The wine featured this month is the Colheita Branco. "Vinhas Velhas" means "Old Vines" in Portuguese, and this is a blend of old-vine Bical, Maria Gomes and Cercial, all natives grapes to the region.

It is fermented in tank with indigenous yeast and rest in tank before being bottled. Beautiful aromatics of citrus, mineral, and freshly shaved fennel. Light-bodied and dry with a long, complex finish.

If you are a fan of Muscadet from the Loire Valley, this briny, complex white is something you must try.




Producer Casa de Saima
Vintage 2018
Format 750ml


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Bairrada , Portugal


Casa de Saima is a small, family-run winery in Bairrada. They are very passionate about their tiny region, which is well-known for producing excellent sparkling and red wines, yet their white wines are equally as impressive.

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