Casa de Cello

Vegia Vinho Tinto 2008


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Dao, Portugal

Vegia is a new Portuguese red wine discovery from the famous Dao region. Casa de Cello has been in the Araujo family for four generations and owns two separate properties: Quinta da Vegia in the Dao and Quinta de San Joanne in the Vinho Verde appellation. Quinta da Vegia is located near Penalva de Castelo and includes 20 ha of vines. Dão is nestled in the north central part of Portugal in a mountainous terrain. The wine growing area is mainly on a plateau protected by three granite mountain ranges, from 200m to 900 meters above sea level. Vegia is a red blend of 60% Tinta Roriz, 30% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinta Amarela. Tinta Roriz is the Portuguese name for Tempranillo in Spain. All 3 varietals are also used to make Port. Aged in oak barrels for eight months and another 10 months in the bottle.

Casa de Cello Vegia Vinho Tinto is deep ruby-red in color and offers a peppery nose with black cherry aromas. It is medium bodied with concentrated dark fruit flavors of plum and currant and well integrated dry, dusty tannins.

Enjoy Vegia Vinho Tinto over the next 4-5 years with roast pork, grilled sausage, pasta, pizza and aged cheeses.

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