Tejo – Warm days, cold nights – cool wines!

Tejo

Meet us at the Portuguese Annual Tasting on Wednesday (2nd March) Tables 86 to 88. 5 producers from the region looking to find business partners in the UK.

Register for the Portuguese Annual Tasting.

Portugal is trendy and a ‘must’ for every shop and restaurant! The Tejo region offers an array of opportunities for buyers. The region is investing in the UK market this year and wants to help its producers find more distribution and business partners. The diversity of wines that the country offers is reflected in this region which has products from entry level to premium wines and for all occasions. Tejo is a region with producers defining its identity and offering products which are just what the market wants.

This is the new upcoming and exciting region of Portugal! Certainly the region where Europe meets the New World.

Masterclass at the Portuguese Annual Tasting

‘Tejo: Warm days, cold nights – cool wines!’
with Charles Metcalfe and Diogo Campilho’ at 4pm on March 2nd
Enjoy a masterclass with Portuguese expert Charles Metcalfe and winemaker Diogo Campilho from Quinta da Lagoalva and taste 6 wines which will give you a real flavour of the region

If you are interested in attending this seminar, please email [email protected] to book a place. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Speakers

Introduction by Brian Howard: Co-founder and Associate Director of Wine Intelligence; Wine Intelligence leader for the Tejo Region International Market Growth Strategy project.

Presentation of the region and the wines by Charles Metcalfe and Diogo Campilho:

Charles MetcalfeCharles Metcalfe
Charles Metcalfe one of Britain’s best-known wine critics, renowned for speaking as well as writing about wine. He is a well-known face on UK television, having spent 12 years as drinks presenter on ‘This Morning’ with Richard and Judy. He has also presented food and drink programmes. ‘The Wine and Food Lover’s Guide to Portugal’, co-written with his wife, Kathryn McWhirter, won the 2008 Louis Roederer International Wine Book of the Year Award. He has also written books on matching wine with food. He is one of two wine consultants to the Corporation of London. He is co-chairman of the International WINE Challenge, the world’s best international wine competition.

Diogo CampilhoDiogo Campilho
He was born in Lisbon, but grew up on Quinta da Lagoalva in the Tejo, which was owned by his grandmother. There he enjoyed watching the vines grow and the grapes being turned into wine. In 2002 he graduated as a winemaker from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. In 2003 he returned to Quinta da Lagoalva, as assistant winemaker to Rui Reguinga. From 2003 and 2005 Diogo worked at Oakvale winery in the Hunter Valley, as assistant winemaker. He spent three years in Australia and New Zealand, soaking up all the secrets of Antipodean winemaking, before coming back to Portugal to take over the reins of the family business.

Producers present at the Tejo Corner – Tables 86 to 88

Adega do CartaxoAdega do Cartaxo
We are a cooperative with land extending to 1,000 ha. Our production is around 7 million litres of which, within our diverse range, 70% is red. We believe in our people, investing in them and in the technology we need to create the best wines possible. Genuine and authentic: This describes the wines of the Adega Cooperativa do Cataxo. A high degree of quality which is recognised by wine lovers all over the world.

New wine to discover: Plexus.

Fiuza & BrightFiuza & Bright
Very good quality for an accessible price.

We export 50% of all our production and are keen to find a good partner in the UK.

New vintages to taste: Fiuza Tinta Miúda 2015, Fiuza Alicante Bouschet /Touriga Nacional 2015, Fiuza Alvarinho 2015, Fiuza Touriga Nacional/Merlot.

Quinta da AlornaQuinta da Alorna
Quinta da Alorna combines a long tradition of wine growing and modern winemaking techniques. The estate was established in 1723 by D. Pedro de Almeida, viceroy of India and the 1st Marquis of Alorna. It is now the largest vineyard in the Tejo region (220 ha), growing a wide variety of grapes and producing several nationally and internationally recognised wines. Quinta da Alorna exports around 50% of its production to 28 markets including the US, Sweden, Netherlands, China and Brazil.

Two new wines to discover: Sauvignon Blanc and Alvarinho

Quinta da RibeirinhaQuinta da Ribeirinha
Quinta da Ribeirinha is a family based company. Our vineyards are planted on clay-limestone soil, and we have a dry Mediterranean climate. We combine innovation and technology with the experience and knowledge learned over generations. The vines grow on an integrated production system in which the use of chemicals is minimal, saving the environment and looking after human health.

Quinta do Casal MonteiroQuinta do Casal Monteiro
Established in 1979, Quinta do Casal Monteiro bottles limited production vintages exclusively from its 80 ha property. With an average age of 35 years, the vineyards are located in fertile alluvial sandy clay soil, rooting in an unusual combination and resulting in a low yield production of high quality wine. Moreover, the characteristic of the sub-Mediterranean temperate climate and its proximity to the river Tagus provides the wines with their own singular identity, revealed in both the lush aromas and the complex palate layered by a superb acidity – They are excellent food companions.

Contacts for more information about the producers:

Judy Kendrick and Ana Sofia Oliveira
Email: [email protected]

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