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Chocapalha Arinto 2016, Vinho Tinto 2013, Vinha Mae 2012, Vinho Regional Lisboa

Some of the wines we have tasted at Quinta de Chocapalha during our last trip to Portugal.

Read about our winery visit and learn more about Quinta de Chocapalha

Quinta de Chocapalha. Alenquer, Lisboa

Owners: Alice and Paulo Tavares da Silva

Winemaker: Sandra Tavares da Silva

Arinto 2016. Quinta de Chocapalha
Arinto 2016. Quinta de Chocapalha

Arinto 2016 Quinta de Chocapalha

Region: Alenquer, Lisboa, Portugal

Grape: Arinto 100%

Winemaking & Aging: Vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged on the lees for 6 months before bottling.

Tasting notes & Pairing: A pure expression of Arinto grape. Bright yellow in color, tropical fruit, and citrus on the nose. Fruity palate with good structure and a salty touch. Savory and extremely refreshing. We paired it with local Serra da Estrela cheese, but it will be good with any fresh salad, grilled white fish or roasted chicken.

Alc.: 12,5%

Avg. Price: $14

Perfect aperitif wine, lunch or dinner any spring or summer day. Drink now or keep for a few years

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Tinto 2013 Quinta de Chocapalha

Vinho Tinto 2013
Vinho Tinto 2013

Region: Alenquer, Lisboa, Portugal

Grape: 45% Touriga Nacional | 20% Tinta Roriz | 15% Touriga Franca | 10% Castelao | 10% Alicante Bouschet

Vinification & Aging: Tinto is a blend of indigenous Portuguese grape varieties, fermented in traditional granite lagares and stainless steel, then refined for 18 months in French oak barriques, plus 1 year in the bottle.

Tasting Notes & Pairing: A bouquet of ripe black fruit and spices. Vibrant and elegant with silky tannins and excellent acidity. So versatile, it goes well with anything, from simple cold meat dish or cheese to grilled steak.

Alc.: 13,5%

Avg.Price: $20

Extremely food friendly, perfect everyday wine. Drink now or keep for a few years

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Vinha Mae 2012
Vinha Mae 2012

Vinha Mae 2012, Quinta de Chocapalha

Region: Alenquer, Lisboa, Portugal

Grape: 60% Touriga Nacional 20% Syrah 20% Tinta Roriz

Tasting Notes & Pairing: Opulent and rich. A splash of red fruit, floral and wooden notes. Tobacco, dark chocolate, and spices on the palate. This one is for a special meal, but it would be wonderful on its own.


Avg.Price: $30-40

Take your favorite book, a glass of Vinha Mae and snuggle next to a cozy fireplace. Drink now or keep 

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  1. Clarita Clarita August 21, 2018

    Thanks to the wonderful manual

  2. Caleb Caleb September 2, 2018

    Thanks for the great post

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