Viuva José Gomes Da Silva & Filhos

Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos

Collares Ramisco 2013

I cannot describe how excited I’ve been for this bottle.

From Portugal’s tiny Colares wine region, this is the famed Ramisco grape, grown in vines in the sands off the coast of Sintra. Back when phylloxera destroyed most of Europe’s grapevines, these survived as the parasite couldn’t make its way in the sands the grapevines grew in. The Portuguese crown then nationalized the wine- unique to Portugal- and used it in diplomacy as a form of soft power.

The wine starts with a roughness that smooths into a beautiful, medium bodied flavour of black cherry and blackberry. Think of a juicy California Pinot Noir that manages the punch of a Rioja.

A wine worthy of its great history.
— 13 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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YES!@Vin d’Ottawa Now if only I can get my hands on some of Colares whites….

Viuva José Gomes da Silva & Filhos

Reserva Branco Collares White Blend

Appreciated by "the geekiest circle of industry elites" ;)
— 8 years ago

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I've yet to open my only bottle brought home from Lisbon but I have heard they fall apart a bit pretty quickly with air... Was this your experience? How long did you have it open and watch it?
Oliver Schweitzer

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Was open for approx. 10 hours - lunch til late evening. Wasn't falling apart, but did improve.

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Collares Genuino Premiado 2014

Medium ruby with quite a wide ruby pink rim . Fresh red cherry , touch of freshly cut herbs , rosemary , sage , orange rind , then a stony , mineral note. On the palate again fresh red cherry, touch herbal also . Fills out well , quite elegant fresh palate , some pretty gritty tannins but it’s the high acidity that is most arresting . Good length and balance with herbal, chalky , spice tinged salted cherry notes. Quite unique really , even within the context of a country as varied and diverse as Portugal. I would imagine it is at the beginning of a long life so will probably need another 5-10 years and last well a further 10-15 — a month ago

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Collares Genuino Branco 2016

Floral, white stonefruit aromas and flavors, still very youthful, complex and very long, lingering finish, excellent Colares (Malvasia de Colares is the grape)!! — 7 months ago

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Reserva Tinto Collares Ramisco 1969

Dark ruby-purple color, definitely shows a little VA, but this is so complex and shows aromas and flavors I’m struggling to identify, there is a subtle “foxy” aroma I associate with Native American hybrid grapes, very long finish, great wine!! — 2 months ago

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@Doug Powers  I have seen these bottles in a store near me. What kind of “heft” do these wines have? How do they carry the alcohol? Ty
Doug Powers

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@Ira Schwartz, they are NOT heavy but as unique as all heck!?!? Does that help?