Bairrada is a Portuguese wine region located in the Beira province of Portugal, borded to the north by Lafões IPR and to the east by Dão DOC. Bairrada has the highest wine classification as a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC), and is located near the Atlantic Ocean, which climate has a moderated effect. The name “Bairrada” is originated fro...
Bairrada is a Portuguese wine region located in the Beira province of Portugal, borded to the north by Lafões IPR and to the east by Dão DOC. Bairrada has the highest wine classification as a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC), and is located near the Atlantic Ocean, which climate has a moderated effect. The name “Bairrada” is originated from “Barros” (Clay) due to the clayey soils of the region, an important characteristic of the winery region. Classified in 1979 as an ancient winery region, the wine from Bairrada is known for its deep colored tannic red wine that often have bell pepper and the black currant flavors as well its emerging rosé production. The wines grow exposed to the sun favouring the further maturity of the grapes. Bairrada produces mainly table, white, and red wines, and the region has a few principal grape varieties including red casts Baga, Alfrocheiro, Camarate, Castelão, Jaen, Touriga Nacional, Aragonez; and white casts Maria Gomes, Arinto, Bical, Cercial, Rabo de Ovelha, Verdelho. The following Bairrada wines selection is composed by White Wine, produced exclusively from white grapes juice, and the consumption is ideal with light meals and aperitifs. White wines are more refreshing, lighter in both style and taste, and are ideal to drink in the spring and summer occasions.
Follies Touriga Nacional & Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Aveleda Wines reveals generous hints of red berries, red pepper and cinnamon and a robust body with light tannins characterise this wine with a maroon colour
This wine is a good pairing of seafood, grilled fresh fish, white meats and as an aperitif
Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas is perfect with fish and shellfish
Quinta do Encontro white produced with the Bical grape variety in the Bairrada region
Quinta do Encontro white produced with the Arinto grape variety in the Bairrada region
The Aveleda White Wine Reserva da Famia Bairrada has a light gold colour and a soft shine. Result of the proximity of the vines to the Atlantic Ocean, this wine is endowed with exemplary freshness
Messias Bairrada Selection White presents light pale greenish colour. Intense nose where hints of citric fruits are involved by stony minerals. Light bodied wine with fresh and linger acidity linking to its Atlantic origin
Quinta do Valdoeiro White Wine presents a bright appearance with green citric tones. Delicate nose with noticeable hints of exotic fruits along with herbals sensations. Full bodied wine, tense and mineral with agreeable lemon reminds
Quinta do Valdoeiro Chardonnay presents citric colour, with bright appearance. The aroma is sensitive and high quality, which enhances the mineral character, resembling stones and slightly white fruits. At taste, the first impression is of greasiness, evolving into a feeling of tension of freshness, extending a very pleasant aftertaste