At the beginning of the 19th century, one of the most interesting pages of Portuguese wine was born, a wine was born that would become an icon, the target of greed, but that was always, willingly, kept out of the limelight. Its creator, Alexandre de Almeida, imported the concept of combining luxury hotels with a wine cellar and its own wine. Thus the great Buçaco Wines were born. To drink a Buçaco is to travel in time, it is to drink a glorious wine, created by Alexandre Almeida, a visionary. This opportunity that everyone who appreciates wine should have, even if only once in their lives.
Buçaco Wines were created in 1917 by Alexandre de Almeida when, after numerous trips to European hotels, he realized the concept of a hotel cellar. Shortly afterwards he created his own cellar at Palace Bussaco.
In this way, wines were born that would become iconic but very difficult to obtain because they were not on the market.
Grape varieties: Encruzado, Maria Gomes and Bical
Appearance: medium intensity and yellow.
Nose: medium intensity, lime, light pineapple, pear, wet stone, light vanilla and saline.
Mouth: dry, high acidity, medium alcohol, medium body (+), medium intensity, lime, peach, light pineapple, light vanilla, saline and long finish.
Conclusion: A wine made with Bairrada and Dão grapes combined in a very balanced blend. I confess that I was surprised by some tropical notes, but they will disappear over the years or decades, depending on the patience of the consumer. However, I really liked the acidity and salinity shown. A wine to defy time.
Producer: Alexandre Almeida Hotels
Tasting Condition: no food
Capacity: standard (0.75 L)
Service temperature: 13º
Race date: 2/13/2019