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Lagar de Darei Branco "Private Selection" '15


Lagar de Darei Branco "Private Selection" '15

There is a reason why I always tell people that Portugal is making the best value wines in the world, and in general some of the best wines of the world. It is wines like this that truly inspire.

We've written about Casa de Darei a million times before. They are a small producer in the Mangualde district of the Dão region. The Ruivo family is doing incredible work both in the vineyard and the winery. Making wines of freshness and complexity.

We are so excited to announce the newest arrival of the "Private Selection" white wine. This is a blend of 40% Encruzado, 21% Cereal, 18% Malvasia, 12% Bical and 9% Gouveio. All the fruit comes from their estate vineyards. The grapes are fermented in a mixture of old oak and concrete, and then aged in concrete tank.

What is unique about this wine, and wines from the Dão is that they have ripeness while at the same time freshness. 

The 2015 "Private Selection" has a gorgeous nose combining notes of pineapple skin, lime zest and mineral. Medium weight, the richness doesn't feel overwhelming due to its bright acidity. 

This is a "food crusher," it can match with so many different types of foods everything from swordfish to goat. And don't be afraid to pair it with spicy food, it can handle it. 

A superb value. 




Producer Casa de Darei
Vintage 2015
Format 750ml


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Dão, Portugal


Darei is a tiny village in Mangualde, a part of the Dão region of north-central Portugal. It is here that Carlos Ruivo and his family live and work the vines, quietly making some of the best wines in the region.

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In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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