Quinta de S. Sebastião Reserva 2015 was awarded Best Red Wine in the 2020 Vinalies, scoring 95 Points. This competition, which took place in Paris between 28 February and 3 March, had more than 3,000 wines from more than 45 countries competing.
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QUINTA DE SÃO SEBASTIÃO RESERVA
/ ELECTED THE BEST RED WINE IN THE 2020 VINALIES, IN PARIS, AMONG MORE THAN 3,000 WINES FROM 45 COUNTRIES
“Quinta de S. Sebastião has been producing and contributing decisively to the quality of wines from Arruda since 1755, and now, more than ever, we feel the responsibility to continue to be acknowledged and differentiated for our wines’ excellence”, says António Parente, owner of the Estate.
For his part, Filipe Sevinate Pinto, winemaker and consultant for this wine project, stresses that “Classic is always in fashion. A millenary region in wine production, a century-old Estate and unique natural conditions, where the slopes and proximity to the sea define a classic profile of great balance, elegance and freshness”. And he adds: “It is an honor to be part of this project, and Arruda dos Vinhos wins in the world scene for the way it has maintained winemaking in the region and for the opportunities it will have in the future”.
Quinta de S. Sebastião Reserva Tinto (red) is a blend of Merlot, Touriga Nacional and Syrah grape varieties, from mostly sloping vineyards, on clay-limestone soils, in Arruda dos Vinhos, which has a Mediterranean climate with a strong Atlantic influence.
This Lisbon Regional Wine is deep garnet colored, with aromatic notes of ripe fruit, orange blossom and some spices that pair well with the toasted notes obtained during the 12-year aging in French oak barrels. The palate is intense and elegant, with tannins ensuring a favorable evolution in the coming years. It pairs well with red meat, smoked sausages, roasted pork loin with chestnuts and Portuguese Stew (Cozido à Portuguesa).
Besides this score by the Quinta de S. Sebastião Reserva Tinto (red) in 2015, and also in the 2020 Vinalies Competition, the Quinta de S. Sebastião Touriga Nacional (86 points) and Mina Velha Tinto – red (87 points) were awarded a Gold diploma, in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Q.S.S. RARE TINTO (RED), AWARDED 89 POINTS IN WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
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