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Speed Dating with Alentejo

TONGUE-TWISTERS – AND A DOC FOR AMPHORAS

16.03.2018

Everybody’s talking about Alentejo, but – tell the truth! – who really knows their way around? In order to provide insights and to develop understanding among winelovers for the styles of wine one encounters there, the Alentejanos are organising a series of workshops during the trade fair ProWein. They’d like to invite you to a brief but intense immersion in their region east of Lisbon. This strike your fancy? If interested, please register immediately; the number of participants is limited.

Taking the tour with Justin

Justin Leone, a German resident originally from Canada, has engaged himself quite intensely with Alentejo in recent months, and selected his favourite wines. He’d like to invite you to come on a tour of its winegrowing regions, with stops to visit ten different producers.

Estates represented with their wines:
Paulo Laureano / Carmim / Paço do Conde / Monte Novo e Figueirinha / Adega Mayor / Herdade São Miguel / Azamour Wines / Rovisco Garcia / Quinta do Mouro / Terras de Alter

Presentation will be given in English
Sunday 18 March 13.00 – Hall 10 Booth E22
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Vinho de Talha – a DOC for amphora wines

Yes, these wines are all the rage and the height of fashion at the moment everywhere else, and the topic of animated discussion all-round, but in Alentejo they are DOC-certified. Portugal expert and wine journalist David Schwarzwälder will conduct a conversation with Luís Pedro Amorim, director of Alentejo’s wine-certification laboratory, concerning the tradition of vinification and élevage in clay amphoras, which have remained in use in Alentejo consistently since the time of the ancient Roman colonisation. A series of amphora wines will accompany the talk.

Estates represented with their wines:
Esporão / Rocim / Encostas de Alqueva / Sovibor / Rui Reguinga

Presentation will be given in English
Sunday 18 March 16.00 – Hall 10 Booth E22
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What’s next? 

Top sommelier Justin Leone has chosen ten extraordinary wines, which are sure to dazzle you with their distinctive character – and we guarantee you haven’t had them yet. Expect the unexpected!

Estates represented with their wines:
Herdade dos Coteis / São Lourenço do Barrocal / Casa Agrícola HMR / Vicentino / Herdade do Arrepiado Velho / Lima Mayer / Casa Santos Lima / Monte da Raposinha / Coelheiros

Presentation will be given in English
Monday 19 March 13.00 – Hall 10 Booth E22
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What does the future hold?

Sustentabilidade – that is the Portuguese word for sustainability. How will the region be affected and altered by climate change? How does organic production function in Alentejo? What do the winegrowers consider to be their greatest challenges? João Barroso is director of Alentejo’s sustainability programme – he will offer an overview regarding the challenges of the future, and how they can best be met. Certified-organic wines from estates participating in the sustainability programme will be served.

Estates represented with their wines:
Monte dos Perdigões / Torre do Frade / Tiago Cabaço / Herdade do Sobroso / Rui Reguinga / Serrano Mira S. A. / Monte do Álamo / Susana Esteban / Adega do Monte Branco / Herdade da Mingorra – Henrique Uva

Presentation will be given in English
Monday 19 March 16.00 – Hall 10 Booth E22
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Tongue-twisters

Justin Leone reveals how he can remember the unpronounceable indigenous grape varieties in Portugal. Of course, it helps when one can taste the wines that are made from them. In this workshop, autochthonous Portuguese varieties will be presented, and attendees will practice the art of pronunciation.

Estates represented with their wines:
Monte dos Perdigões / Torre do Frade / Tiago Cabaço / Herdade do Sobroso / Rui Reguinga / Serrano Mira S. A. / Monte do Álamo / Susana Esteban / Adega do Monte Branco / Herdade da Mingorra – Henrique Uva

Presentation will be given in English
Tuesday 20 March 11.30 – Hall 10 Booth E22
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Slow wines – why certain wines require more time than others

Ten years in the cellar is the minimum maturity of each wine that wine journalist and Portugal expert David Schwarzwälder will present in this workshop. One of the highlights will be a 1961 vintage bottling from the José de Sousa Estate. Domingos Soares Franco will personally present his rarity.

Estates represented with their wines:
Fundação Eugénio de Almeida / Adega de Borba / Dona Maria – Júlio Bastos / Herdade do Mouchão / Adega José de Sousa

Presentation will be given in English
Tuesday 20 March 14.00 – Hall 10 Booth E22
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