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Casa de Saima Reserva Tinto '16


Casa de Saima Reserva Tinto '16

Casa de Saima is a small, family-run winery in the Portuguese region of Bairrada. They are very passionate about their small home region, which is well-known for producing excellent sparkling and red wines, though their white wines can be equally as impressive. Casa de Saima was founded in 1940 with 18 hectares of vineyards located on small plots of land. Winemaker Graça Miranda of Casa de Saima runs this small family 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 Atlantic-influenced region grows the indigenous varieties of Maria Gomes and Bical to make both their sparkling and white wines, and mostly utilize the finicky Baga grape to produce their red wines. Baga, a speciality to the coastal Bairrada region and once nearly extinct, was taken on in efforts from a group of diligent producers who tirelessly begun to reclaim older vineyards and promote the variety, despite a lack of local interest in it. A lot like Nebbiolo, wines made with Baga can range from serious and age worthy (like their Grande Reserva) to fresh, bright and perfect for every day drinking. The wine featured here is a "reserva," which falls right in between the above mentioned; potential to continue to age for the next few years, but enough vivacity to ensure freshness upon opening. The Reserva Tinto is Baga fro 25-30 year old vines. Once harvested, the grapes are trodden and naturally fermented in traditional stone lagares. The wine is then matured in highly seasoned oak vats for 12 months. The wine is well structured, with crunchy red fruits of red currant and cranberry and subtle tones of fresh earth.




Producer Casa de Saima
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Baga


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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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