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Portuguese wines from Bacalhôa and Burgundies from Bichot

A number of exciting wines from the Portuguese wine producer Bacalhoa, white, red and sweet, and from the Burgundy négociant Bichot, white wines, chablis, and red pinot noirs at a tasting with the Swedish importer with a representative from each of the two wineries. Peter Modin reports on the best wines in the tasting. On […]

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Vineyard by the river

Quinta do Vale Dona Maria, Douro Valley, Portugal – BKWine Pick

Cristiano van Zeller at Quinta do Vale Dona Maria is a well known person in the Douro-valley. He used to own Quinta de Noval which he sold in the middle of the 1990s to Axa Millésime. In 1996 Cristiano bought Quinta de Vale Dona Maria and spent some time renovating, investing and building a new […]

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Miguel Louro, owner, shows aragones grapes

Quinta do Mouro, Estremoz, Alentejo – BKWine Pick

Miguel Louro, who also works as a dentist in Evora (and looks a bit like Salvador Dalí), and his sun Luis run this high quality winery owning 30 ha in Alentejo. “Our wines are hand crafted wines”, says Miguel, “all is done by hand. The secret with excellent wines is that you have ripe grapes […]

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Quinta da Gaivosa, Cumieira, Douro – BKWine Pick

Domingos Alves de Sousa and his son have made it their speciality to make DOC Douro wines (”table” wines as opposed to port wine) in the dramatic port wine valley. The family owns 110 hectares split over five properties. The secret of the wines magnificent quality are actually the old wines (apart from very competent […]

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Francisco Fino, owner Monte da Penha Alentejo

Monte de Penha, Portalegre, Alentejo, Portugal – BKWine Pick

To the north in Alentejo you can find Monte de Penha. Francisco and Veronica Fina made their first vintage in 1999. The winery is not far from the town of Portalegre, 100 km from the famous city of Evora. The region is mountainous and the vineyards are at high altitude on granite soil. The climate […]

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Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal, Alentejo – BKWine Pick

This is one of the biggest wine producers in Portugal, with head quarters on the Setúbal peninsula south of Lisbon. On the edge of the small town Azeitão they have a big winery. In addition to the wine production facility they have one of Portugal’s finest collection of azulejos (ceramic tiles) dating back to the […]

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Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, Beja – Alentejo, Portugal | BKWine Pick

2003 was the first vintage for the Soares family and it has been a running start. The two brothers, João and Paulo has in a few years developed the winery into one of the most dynamic and exciting in Alentejo. With organic farming and green harvest in June or July (removing sometimes 40% of the […]

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