Lined in the cellars of Caves São João are hundreds of bottles of wine from old harvests, protected by silence and darkness, which have aged for several years and reveal an unusual capacity for aging, this Porta dos Cavaleiros White 1998 is part of this heritage.
|Year||Síria, Malvasia, Cercial and Bical|
|Volume||Alcohol by Volume: 12%
Bottle Size: 75 cl
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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