The wine that gave rise to this sparkling wine is the result of careful selection of existing varieties in the vineyard dominated Maria Gomes and Bical grapes.
For this sparkling wine were basic, very careful viticulture throughout the year particularly in relation to phytosanitary treatments, maturation control and the cutting of the grapes at the optimum time for the preparation of the base wine.
The cellaring after “Champenoise” for an appropriately created the conditions necessary for proper harmony of this natural brut sparkling wine, it is therefore not necessary to resort to the addition of sugar (the law allows 15 grams per liter). It is therefore considered natural brut. Continue reading “Natural Sparkling Wine Reserve Brut harvest 2013”
“This Moscatel Wine has flavors that are reminiscent of the Moscatels from Setubal. It’s a rich wine that shows a hint of the spirit element, but the ripe flavors of toffee and raisin ice cream are more prominent. Drink now.” 88 pts – Roger Voss 21112012
Christmas pastries the Portuguese Bolo Rainha or Queen Cake
There are periods like these, times on which our table respects tradition. The family gets together to share special moments and the palate demands faithfulness to our good old costumes, the greatest flavors ever.
Available weights (in dough or ready):
Queen Cake Traditional Christmas cake (dough) 600grs
Queen Cake Traditional Christmas cake (dough) 800grs
Thawing Time 1:00 H
Oven Temperature: 160ºC
Baking Time: 25min
Bolo Rainha Traditional Christmas Cake (Ready) 600g
Bolo Rainha Traditional Christmas Cake (Ready) 800g
Thawing Time 1:00 H
Bolo Rainha or Queen Cake it’s similar to Bolo Rei, but with nuts, raisins and almonds. The cake itself is rounding with a large hole in the center, resembling the Queen crown covered with dry fruits (almonds, nuts and pine nuts) instead of lead crystallized fruits like the Christmas King cake.
“Feito com Touriga Nacional e Gewürztraminer, a dar um tom de violetas e rosas ao aroma, com notas de mel, líchias e morangos. Redondo e encorpado, com vigor e maciez, boa frescura ácida, um rosé sui géneris.”
15 pts – Revista de Vinhos 12/1/2013
Portuguese Rosé Wine – Made with Touriga Nacional and Gewürztraminer, give a roses and violet shade of to the aroma, with notes of honey, lychees and strawberries. Round and full-bodied, with vigor and softness, good acid freshness, one rosé wine sui generis
15 pts – Wine Magazine 12/1/2013
In one hot summer day, we open one bottle of this fantastic portuguese rosé wine, which had been pre-cooled and our lunch was tapas, the small portions of Iberian snacks. Near a swimming pool with this fantastic wine and tapas, it was a true wonder and a time well spent with friends.
About the Grapes (Portuguese grapes):
Touriga Nacional is a dark-skinned grape variety that is currently very fashionable and is widely believed to produce the finest red wines of Portugal. Extensively planted in the Portugal’s northern Dao and Douro wine regions, the variety is a key ingredient in both dry red wines and the fortified wines of Oporto (Port).
In many ways, Touriga Nacional is Portugal’s answer to France’s Cabernet Sauvignon. Both varieties display bold dark-fruit flavors, often with hints of spice, leather and violet. Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional has firm tannins, is expressive as a varietal wine and shows great aging potential. As a blend, though, it really comes into its own, which is fortunate in Portugal where blends are de rigueur.
In Tejo: As Portugal’s most well-known grape variety, it has made a nice home for itself in the Tejo region. Producing wines with high tannins, full body and flavors like dark berries, plums and purple flowers, the grape thrives in southern Portugal’s warm climate.
Gewürztraminer is a pink-skinned grape variety that produces some of the most distinctively aromatic wines in the world, in an intense style that polarizes people. Ardent fans of Gewürztraminer adore its highly perfumed scents and slightly spicy flavors, while its detractors lament its lack of acid and obvious fruit tones. Few, however, would deny Gewürztraminer’s presence on the olfactory radar.
Literally translated, Gewürztraminer means “spiced Traminer” (Traminer Aromatico in Italian), in reference to the grape’s heritage as a mutation of the Traminer family of grapes. Up until 1870 Gewurztraminer was simply known as Traminer in Alsace, and even until the 1970s both Traminer and Gewurztraminer were used to describe the same grapes. Winemakers of this time can easily be forgiven though, for the Traminer family is notorious for its genetic instability.
The best examples of Gewürztraminer are generally regarded as being from the Grand Cru vineyards of Alsace. It could even be argued that Alsace is the spiritual home of Gewürztraminer, despite the fact that it is not its ancestral home and Gewürztraminer accounts for less than one-fifth of vineyard area in the region.
The primary aromatic descriptors used to define Gewürztraminer are typically lychee, rose petal, Turkish delight and perfume. On the palate it is marked by its full texture, low acidity, stone fruit (mango, peach and apricot) and spicy (ginger and cinnamon) flavors.
The company was constituted in 1994, its origins are a family run business with decades of experience in traditional bakery and pastry products.
The conjugation between the mastery of traditional production methods, acquired over more than 30 years of experience, and the incorporation of technological innovations to the processes, made of the company one of the pioneers in the production of deep-frozen bakery and pastry products.
Our products are commercialized under two different brands: Our brand or with or brand for business (Horeca Channel, Hyper and Supermarkets and Vending); and HOMEMADE MOMENTS / Your brand directly for the end client.
The company has a wide range of deep-frozen bakery and pastry products, prepared through industrial processes that always respect the quality, aroma, taste and textures of the traditional recipes.
Portuguese “Bolo Rei” or King Cake it’s a traditional cake consumed around Christmas, from December until Epiphany (Dia de Reis in Portuguese, literally “Kings’ Day”, a reference to the Three Wise Men), on 6 January. It is a staple dessert in any Portuguese home during the holidays.
Of French origin, brought to Portugal during the 19th century, king cake “bolo rei” is the main Christmas cake eaten in Portugal during the holiday season.
We have available King Cake in dough or ready. Anyway all the King Cakes are delivered frozen worldwide. King Cake in Portugal it’s considered one delicatessen cake, very appreciated by all Portuguese people. In Portugal there is no Christmas without the king cake.
Our white chocolate it’s a true chocolate, produced with cocoa butter and skimmed milk powder. It’s a delight in your mouth, taste these wonderful chocolate and you going to repeat.
During the manufacturing process, the dark-colored solids of the cocoa bean are separated from its fatty content (as with milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate) but, unlike conventional chocolates, the cocoa solids are not later recombined.
Our white chocolate it’s an old recipe with many years.