Indigenous Originality From Portugal

Indigenous Originality From Portugal

Placed close to Rio Maior in Tejo, João M. Barbosa is a producer with a long history of winemaking that originated with his grandfather's vineyards in northern Portugal. Today, João takes a "quality over quantity" approach and focuses all his efforts on the small estate that lies in the heart of the Serras de Aire and Candeeiros National Park.

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The focus is on expressing the unique terroir of Ninfa. Planted with six hectares of southward facing vineyards north of the Tejo river, Ninfa's grapes are grown on clay-limestone topsoil over a bed of salt rock. This combination gives Ninfa its distinctive style that offers elegance and refinement in each bottle. 

Maria Gomes

Also known as Fernao Pires, this is an aromatic white grape variety that is grown across Portugal but is particuarly important to Tejo. Maria Gomes is a versatile grape made mainly into dry white wines but can also be used as a base for both sparkling and dessert wines. This particular wine offers plenty of exotic fruits on the palate with citrus acidity on the finish. This balanced white wine would be brilliant with white meat dishes such as chicken and turkey. 

Colheita Red 

Made from a blend of Alfrocheiro, Aragonês, & Tourgia Nacional, this sumptuous red offers the sweet blackberry and black cherry fruits of Touriga Nacional. On the palate is  an intense floral character of violets and hibiscus. The tanins offer up a firm finish. The black berry fruits in this wine make it an ideal match for food such as duck and venison. 

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