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Quinta do Avelar

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Quinta do Avelar holds what may be the oldest vineyards in Bucelas. The primary vineyard, 7 hectares of Arinto planted over 50 years ago, is set amid a 243-hectare forest preserve encompassing the historic João Camillo Alves country home in Freixial. The family also tends 10 hectares of Arinto, Rabo de Ovelha and Esgana Cão, planted around the same time as the Arinto, at the valley entrance to Bucelas village. Farming is by organic practices (not yet certified). Restored over a half century ago by Sérgio Geraldes Barba, the property is now maintained by his son and grandson, both named Nuno. The family adamantly adheres to traditional production methods. The resulting wine profile has been stewarded for two decades by winemaker Mario Andrade.

    Quinta do Avelar Bucelas 2015 bottle

    Quinta do Avelar Bucelas 2015

    PortugalLisboa VRBucelas DOC 12.5% ABV

    12.5% ABV

    This wine is firm, bright and resolutely mineral, with notes of apple skin, grilled apricot and roasted nuts. Its power and mature elegance are marked by a distinct maritime influence. Enjoy through 2035 with fish and shellfish, grilled pork, chicken, charcuterie and cheeses. Full details

    Quinta do Avelar Bucelas 2015 label