Sangalhos - Best Wines and Sparkling Wine of Bairrada
"Meeting with Wine and Flavours" (2014), in Bairrada, an event sponsored by Verallia Portugal, took place on 03 October, the 4th edition of "Competition of Wines and Sparkling Bairrada".
Were at the blind tasting of 17 jurors - critics, journalists, winemakers, sommeliers and representatives of trade - 76 wines, from sparkling, white, rosé and red wines. The three big winners were ‘Marquês de Marialva Arinto Reserva branco 2013’, from Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede, ‘Aliança Vintage branco 2008’, from Aliança Vinhos de Portugal, and ‘Casa de Sarmento Brut de Baga branco 2009’, from Casa de Sarmento, in the categories 'Best Wine', 'Best Sparkling Wine' and 'Best Sparkling Baga', respectively. Among whites, rosés, reds and sparkling wines were 21 references awarded gold medals (14) and silver (7). About producers (cellars and winegrowers-bottlers) were 12 who saw their wines being awarded: Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede (6), Aliança Vinhos de Portugal (1), António Selas (1), Casa Agrícola António Santos Lopes Herdeiros (1), Caves da Montanha – A. Henriques (1), Casa de Sarmento (1), Caves de São João (1), Caves Primavera (1), Caves Solar de São Domingos (2), Hélder Manuel Ferreira dos Santos (1), Quinta dos Abibes (2) and Quinta do Encontro (3).