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Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos

Collares Ramisco 2013

I cannot describe how excited I’ve been for this bottle.

From Portugal’s tiny Colares wine region, this is the famed Ramisco grape, grown in vines in the sands off the coast of Sintra. Back when phylloxera destroyed most of Europe’s grapevines, these survived as the parasite couldn’t make its way in the sands the grapevines grew in. The Portuguese crown then nationalized the wine- unique to Portugal- and used it in diplomacy as a form of soft power.

The wine starts with a roughness that smooths into a beautiful, medium bodied flavour of black cherry and blackberry. Think of a juicy California Pinot Noir that manages the punch of a Rioja.

A wine worthy of its great history.
— 13 days ago

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YES!@Vin d’Ottawa Now if only I can get my hands on some of Colares whites….

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@Doug Powers  I have seen these bottles in a store near me. What kind of “heft” do these wines have? How do they carry the alcohol? Ty
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@Ira Schwartz, they are NOT heavy but as unique as all heck!?!? Does that help?

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