jamie goode's wine blog: Back from Portugal, a few pictures

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Back from Portugal, a few pictures

Just a quick post to share a few pictures from my recent trip to Vinho Verde country and the Setubal peninsula.

The wonderful autumnal reds of the Vinhao grape (aka Sousao) in the vineyards at Laurosa. This makes the red Vinho Verde that's upopular these days, but which I love.

Quinta de Azvedo, Sogrape's beautiful property in Vinho Verde.

Tiles at Bacalhoa, Azeitao (Terras do Sado). Bacalhoa has some amazing tiles dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The majolica tiles above are the earliest examples of tiles made using this technique (which made it possible to paint directly onto the tiles) in Portugal.



At 3:23 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

Yeah - I loved the few red Vinho Verdes that I tried but I havenīt seen any since my previous trip to Portugal in 1996.

I went to Portugal again this summer and just canīt understand why Vinho Verde isnīt a top seller. ŋLovely refreshing gluggable wines for 4 euros? Some of them are even pure Albarinho, but unlike the Spanish, the Portuguese donīt make a fuss about this.

At 11:44 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Andrew - quite agree. The Alvarinho grape rocks. Loureiro is pretty good too. And I don't know why Vinhao is so despised.

At 3:22 AM, Anonymous Andre Ribeirinho said...

I'm so lucky that I'm able to buy amazing Vinho Verde for 3 euros a bottle on the grocery next door. :)

I wish I had read that you comming ro Portugal before. I would have invited you for a bottle of wine in Lisbon. Next time!


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