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Caves São João 98 Years of History White 2017

35,00 €

Integrated in the celebrations project of the 1st centenary of the Caves São João, which will take place in 2020, limited editions have been created that represent an event that marked the history of the 20th century, This edition 98 years of History presents a label allusive to the Human Genome Project, which consisted of an international effort for the mapping of the human genome and the identification of all the nucleotide that...

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Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
Drink now To cellar
Cellar Dão DOC
Year Encruzado (80%), Cerceal-Branco (10%) and Malvasia-Fina (10%)
Aging 6 months in used oak barrels
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 13,5%
Bottle Size: 75 cl
Harmonizations Pairs well with fish dishes, oysters, cheeses and lean meats
Should be consumed from 9º to 11ºC
Wine's Awards Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Founded in 1920 by the brothers José, Manuel and Albano Costa, the Caves São João is a family business that was originally dedicated to the marketing of fine Douro wines and liqueurs. It is today, the oldest family-run wine company still operating in the municipality of Anadia.
In the 30s with the prohibition of the elaboration of Port wines outside Vila Nova de Gaia, the company starts to produce and commercialize Bairrada table wines. At the same time, it started the production of natural sparkling wines following the "champagne" method. At this stage, it is important to stress role played by the French aenologist Mr. Gaston Mainousson.
It begins to export wines to the Brazilian market and, shortly thereafter, to the Portuguese colonies in Africa. By the end of the 50s, is born one of the most famous wine brands in the region of Bairrada - the famous ³Frei João" - immediately followed by the well-known "Porta dos Cavaleiros" from the Dão region.

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