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Paula Bernardino

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Quinta Da Rosa

Dourosa Quinta Da Rosa 2019

Douro D.O.C., Portugal
165 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 90/100

This was my weekend wine pick - an absolute delicious blend from Quinta de la Rosa produced with 50% Touriga Nacional, 40% Touriga Franca and 10% Tinta Roriz. Nice aromas and flavours of cherries. Paired well with roasted veal and potatoes. 13.5% alcohol. 3.3 g/L sugar content. Available at the SAQ (SAQ code: 12640232) at $20.10 (UPC code: 05604846103397). And another great wine from the Douro wine region.

Pera Doce Reserva 2020

Alentejo, Portugal
194 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 90/100

This was my weekend wine pick for Thanksgiving – a red wine blend from the Alentejo wine region in Portugal produced with 60% Trincadeira, 20 % Aragonez and 20 % Syrah 20. A good full-bodied red with aromas and flavours of wild fruits and notes of vanilla and oak. Paired well with duck risotto. 13.5% alcohol. 8.5 g/L sugar content. Available at the SAQ (SAQ code: 13895552) at $15.25 (UPC code: 05600390410158). We can read on the site the story behind the name of this wine (Pêra Doce in Portuguese = sweet pear). "In the Alentejo house of Parras, Herdade da Candeeira, there were once a large number of fruit trees, including pear trees, which justified the property's old name, Herdade das Pereiras. They were juicy, sweet pears, ripened by the Alentejo sun. Today, the same sun ripens the grapes that produce the Pêra Doce whites and reds, as soft and tasty as the fruit that gave them their name."

Tiago Teles Gilda 2021

Bairrada, Portugal
215 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 91/100

This was my weekend wine pick – a red wine blend from the Bairrada wine region in Portugal produced with 75% Castelão, 20% Tinta Barroca and 5% Alfrocheiro. An elegant red wine with delicate dry finish with aromas and flavours of red berries and plum with floral notes. Paired well with olive oil pasta with veal. 12.5% alcohol. 2.1 g/L sugar content. Available at the SAQ (SAQ code: 13629001) at $25.40 (UPC code: 03581120199555). Produced by Tiago Teles Lda and represented by Sélection Rezin.

229 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 92/100

In my Top 5 rosés for the summer 2023! I was so excited to discover and try this rosé from Aveleda in the Vinho Verde region in Portugal at the Vinho Verde tasting event in Montreal in June. What a great way to kick off the summer... A perfect blend of 50% Azal Tinto and 50 % Touriga Nacional. With a light pink colour, light flavours of red berries and floral aromas. Can be drank by itself or paired well with vegetable spring rolls and a slightly spicy sauce. Available at the SAQ (SAQ code: 15157852) at $13.95 (UPC code: 05601096020498). Produced by Aveleda Sociedade Agricola e Commercial and represented by Vins Philippe Dandurand Ltée

C'est La Vie! Rosé Syrah-Grenache

Languedoc-Roussillon, France
229 days ago

Paula scored this wine: 91/100

In my Top 5 rosés of the summer 2023! This is a lovely rosé I discovered this summer! C'est la vie! a rosé blend with Syrah and Grenache from Albert Bichot. With the regulated designation (VDP/IGP): Vin de pays/Indication géographique protégée. A delicious rosé with a pleasant explosion of cherry flavours in the mouth. Can be drank by itself or paired well with nachos and a slightly spicy salsa. 12.8% alcohol. 1.4 g/L sugar content. Available at the SAQ (SAQ code: 11073918) at $13.95 (UPC code: 00087113115258). Represented by Elixirs, Vins et Spiritueux Inc.

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