Wine Sogrape Vinhos, "Grao Vasco", Douro DOC
Wine rich ruby red color.
The wine has a smooth fruity flavor with well-integrated acidity, elegant and harmonious finish.
Rich aroma of wine filled with tones of red fruit, floral and spicy notes.
The wine goes well with meat dishes and cheeses.
"Grao Vasco" Douro - an easy and elegant red wine, it is produced in a modern plant in Quinta da Leda in the Douro region, in the north of Portugal. For making wine using local grape varieties - Tinta Baroque, Tinta Roriz, Turiga Frank and Turiga Nacional. Harvested by hand in September. After separation of the ridges and gentle crushing berries, wine is fermented at a controlled temperature with gentle maceration to achieve the color, fruit flavors and soft tannins extraction. This is followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is bottled without cold stabilization and then kept in bottles for about 6 months. Grao Vasco Douro has a good potential for development and will age in the bottle for 5 years.
In 1942, Fernando Van Zeller Guedes with partners founded the company "Sociedade Comercial dos Grandes Vinhos de Mesa de Portugal", which is now known as "Sogrape Vinhos". The objective of the company was to create a product based on three criteria: quality of the wine, the importance of brands and active presentation of their wines. First issued a drink, to realize all the criteria, it was wine, "Mateus", which brought the company's reputation and gave impetus to the further development of production and access to the markets of Argentina and Spain, and later - the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States. Under the leadership of Fernando Guedes in 1967 built a new factory in Avintes. It was a new level of volume and quality. Six modern bottling provide volume 200 thousand bottles per day.
In the 70s "Sogrape" is expanding its portfolio with other policy areas, including the glass industry and banking. After global restructuring in 80 years, the company has focused on creating new wines and coverage of new wine regions of Portugal - the Tao, Vinho Verde, Bairrada, Douro and Alentejo. Significant funds have been invested in research on selection and planting of high-quality varieties of Portuguese grapes, as well as in the construction of modern wine-making facilities. Guedes also began to actively support university research in the field of biotechnology, viticulture and winemaking. Today the company is run by the third generation of the family Guedes. It owns about 1,200 hectares of vineyards in the main Portuguese wine regions, as well as in Argentina, Chile and New Zealand. Production base "SOGRAPE" includes 9 estates and 10 wineries, the power of more than 30 million. Liters per year.