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Lagar de Darei Branco "Private Selection" '15


Lagar de Darei Branco "Private Selection" '15

We've been a passionate supporter of the wines of Casa de Darei for many years. Each year, and with each new release, we continue to be impressed with the improvements and overall quality of the wines. As we've mentioned, the Dão region of Portugal is probably the region with the greatest future potential in Portugal. The ability of the region to produce wines of concentration and richness, along with balance and freshness, is truly special. Darei produces two excellent white wines. We featured their regular Branco in our $15 and under earlier in the month, and are excited to introduce the new vintage of their "Private Selection" white for the $30 and under. The 2015 "Private Selection" is a blend of Encruzado, Malvasia Fina, Cerceal, Bical and Verdelho. The wine comes from fruit from their just under 6 ha of estate vines. They are hand harvested, sorted to choose the best bunches, destemmed and crushed. The wine is aged in concrete on its lees. The result is a wine full of pretty aromas, pineapple skin, orange and mineral. The "Private Selection" has a more textural element, with medium weight, citrus notes, and a long, dry finish. Refreshing, complex, and an a steal at the price point. Fans of this winery should not miss this new release.




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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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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