Grande Escolha

 

Region

”Vinho Verde” Region
Sub-Region of Amarante
Portugal

Soil

Granitic

SUN EXPOSURE

South (Predominantly)

Position

Slight declining gradient (4-8%)

Technical File

TASTING NOTES

Citric and attractive aroma that reveals plum and peach assimilated with tropical and lemongrass notes, revealing itself in the mouth with a perfect and intrinsic mineral content, undoubtedly making it our ambassador wine.

WINEMAKERS

José Manuel Antunes, Fernando Moura, António Sousa

Vinyards

Casa de Vilacetinho is located in Alpendurada overlooking the River Douro and covers an estate with 30 hectares of vineyards which develop in a continuous and ordered manner in soils of granitic nature, with a predominantly South sun exposure, making it one of the most prosperous locales of the region set to the production of ‘Vinho Verde’.

AWARDS AND RATINGS

 

Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha 2016
. Gold – Sakura Wine Challenge

Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha 2016
. Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha 2015
Bronze – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
. Silver – Concurso Rota dos Vinhos do Marco 2016

Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha 2014
Silver – Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha 2013
Silver – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
. Commended- Decanter World Wine Awards

Casa de Vilacetinho Grande Escolha 2012
. Grande Gold Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
. Commended- International Wine Challenge (IWC)
. Honor – Comissão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes (CVRVV)
. Silver – Rotary Club de Vila Verde
. Wine Enthusiast – 89 Pontos
. The Wine Advocate / Robert Parker – 88 Pontos
. Revista de Vinhos – 15,5/20

Casa de Vilacetinho 2011
Medalha de Bronze – International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)
Verde Honra – Comissão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes (CVRVV)

Mérito – Concurso Nacional de Vinhos Engarrafados (CNVE)
Casa de Vilacetinho 2010
. Bronze Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)
. Gold Medal – Concurso Nacional de Vinhos Engarrafados (CNVE)
. Silver – Rotary Club de Vila Verde
Casa de Vilacetinho 2009  Casa de Vilacetinho 2009
. Silver – Comissão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes (CVRVV)
. Silver – MundusVini International Wine Awards
. Bronze Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)
. Merit Diploma – Concurso Nacional de Vinhos Engarrafados (CNVE)
. Gold Medal – Rotary do Clube de Vila Verde
In 2000
Casa de Vilacetinho is praised and awarded in the Wine & Gastronomy Fair of Marco de Canaveses. In that same year, the Municipal Chamber of Marco de Canaveses writes to the Gastronomy Festival of Santarém regarding the presence of the wine Casa de Vilacetinho saying ‘’that the public opinion is unanimous in considering that the wines produced by Casa de Vilacetinho as an incontestable added value to the winemaking traditions of this region’’, statement corroborated by the Tourism Region of Serra do Marão.

In 2001
Casa de Vilacetinho is awarded the Silver Medal in the competition promoted by the Comisssão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes (CVRVV). In that same year it is also awarded as it is considered to be the best ‘Vinho Verde’ of the Region of Marco de Canaveses.

In 2003
the vineyards are awarded with a Gold Medal in the competition promoted by the Comisssão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes (CVRVV) to the best vineyards of the region.

In 2004
the wine Casa de Vilacetinho 2003 is attributed by the competition promoted by the Comisssão de Viticultura da Região dos Vinhos Verdes (CVRVV) with a ‘Verde’ Honour Medal and with the award of excellence to the wines of small production to the ‘Vinho Verde’ Casa de Vilacetinho Selected Harvest 2003. In that same year, the Rotary Club of Vila Verde awards two Gold Medals to both wines Casa de Vilacetinho 2003 and Casa de Vilacetinho Selected Harvest 2003.

In 2007
the vineyards are once again awarded with a Silver Medal in the competiton promoted by the Comissão de Viticultura da Região de Vinhos Verdes (CVRVV).

The Vilacetinho wine was served to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England at the banquet held in Lisbon during the visit of Her Majesty to Portugal in 1957. It was then endowed with a particular label, and chosen by the British between various wines presented. The wine has also featured in one of the most well known Hotels in Portugal, the Ritz as well as being a constant in the wine cellar of the Presidency of the Council. Furthermore, the Vilacetinho wine was also featured in the early stages of the Portuguese Airline TAP (Transportes Aéreos Portugueses) to serve in small bottles to accompany the meals of the passengers.

The final years of the 60’s, when the vineyards were in full production, were among the most significate to the estate. The wine Vilacetinho was awarded in various international wine competitions, with special feature to the Gold medal it received in the Republic of Yugoslavia in Ljubliana, formet state of Slovenia, which today is an independent Country.

In the same decade, the Vilacetinho was normally requested for the most significant international wine competitions, such as the one taken place at the FIL in Lisbon. This can be proven by existing documentation in the Commission that patronized this sector.

On July 13, 1965, the wine Vilacetinho would obtain another honor: a document from the Laboratory of the National Wine Board announced that as ‘’an element of showcasing the wines of the Vinho Verde Region during the Portuguese Expo in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, it had planned to install a stand to show Portuguese bottled wines’’. To this end, it was requested with most urgence, ‘’two bottles of each of the wines that were awarded with Gold or Silver medals in the III National Competition of bottled wines. Among the list was the Vilacetinho wine, which proves the Vilacetinho wine had been awarded this distintion.

On the 24th of January 1972, Francisco Girão and Casa de Vilacetinho had sent a letter to the CVRVV confirming that the Vilacetinho wines were submitted and registered to participate in the 1st World Wine Competition, which would take place in Budapest.

CONTACTS

 

Casa de Vilacetinho

Vilacetinho
4575-073 Alpendorada
Portugal

Tel: (+351) 255 619 744
Fax: (+351) 255 611 000

www.casadevilacetinho.pt
info@casadevilacetinho.pt

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