Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal is a wonderful family owned vineyard in Portugal. Companhia Agrícola do Sanguinhal owns 3 estates located in the Demarcated Region of Óbidos (A.O.C.) Quinta do Sanguinhal, Quinta das Cerejeiras and Quinta de S. Francisco. The names of these estates (“Quintas”) stand for the most prestigious AOC wines produced by the company, in the hands of the same family for 4 generations. The company’s goal is to modernize, innovate and to meet the standards of the most demanding consumer.
Sanguinhal Touriga Nacional 2014
Produced from Touriga Nacional grapes the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. It has a strong deep red color with an aroma of ripe fruit and notes of floral. This is a young full-bodied wine that is elegant and smooth on the palate with a lively finish. It is an excellent accompaniment with cheese and red meat dishes
Awards and Scoring
- Gold Medal in Lisboa Wine Competition – organized by the Wine Comission in Lisbon (Portugal)
- Gold Medal in Portugal Wine Competition – organized by ViniPortugal (Portugal)
- Gold Medal in Berliner Wine Trophy – Deutsche Weine Intstitut (Germany)
- Gold Medal in Austria Wine Challenge – Austria
- Gold Medal in Selection Magazin – Germany
Wine Advocate 87 Points out of 100 Points:
“The 2014 Touriga Nacional was aged for 12 months in used French oak and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This is a nice value-priced offering in a tough vintage, but it does have some issues. It finishes with a sweet edge, from oak and perhaps some candied fruit, too. It has none of the style or gravitas of the 2009 red reviewed this issue. If it seems to be a much simpler wine, it does have good structure for the level and at least it is not as dull in flavor as many 2014s are. It has a “summer wine” feel to it, with its exuberant fruit, but the structure is somewhat better than that. Overall, it performs well for the money and it has the structure, if not the depth, to age a bit. Notwithstanding the tannic pop at the moment, I would drink this on the younger side.”
Wine Enthusiast 87 Points out of 100 Points:
Revista de Vinhos 16 Points out of 20 Points:
Quinta das Cerejeiras Reserva 2011
Enjoy a family tradition over 100 years old.
This wine is a blend of Castelao (40%) Touriga Nacional (30%) and Aragonez (30%). The grapes are picked by hand for the best quality. The wine is aged for 6 months in new French oak barrels then spends an additional 18 months in used 300 liter French oak barrels. After spending 2 years in oak barrels the wine is aged in the bottle for 2-3 years before going to market. Since is was first marketed in 1926 this wine is a classic traditional wine that is only made in excellent vintage years.
It has a vibrant Ruby color with an aroma of cherry jam, vanilla and slight notes of spices. On the palate it is evolved but still lively with a deep bouquet of fruit with a persistent finish. We recommend decanting so that the wine may breathe and release all of its aromas and flavors. Excellent to pair with cheese, wild game, and elegant meat dishes.
Awards and Scoring
Gold Medal in Portuguese Sommelier Magazin – Sommeliers Association in Portugal
Wine Advocate 91 Points out of 100 Points:
The 2011 Reserva Quinta das Cerejeiras is 40% Castelão, 30% Touriga Nacional and 30% Aragonez, aged for 24 months in a 60/40 mixture of used and new French (40%) and American (60%) barrels. This is the producer’s oldest label, dating to 1926. There is a fair amount of power here, but even with some oak-impact, the most notable feature is the fine freshness and elegant mid-palate. A bit on the lean side, there isn’t a lot of flesh or sweet fruit–although the oak gives it a hint of a sweet edge. Rather, it seems right along the lines of the 2009, stern, projecting gravitas and emphasizing structure over fruit. The wood does smooth this out a bit, though, compared to the 2009. I would give this a slight edge over the 2009. It will have to be your style, though. Both are on the more intellectual side.
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points out of 100 Points: