Adegga Wine Market 2011 (#AWM2011)

1st. of December 2011 I attended my very first Adegga Wine Market in Lisbon, Portugal.
André Ribeirinho, CEO and founder of Adegga, invited me to this tasting whilst we were both attending the EWBC 2011 (European Wine Bloggers’ Conference) in Brescia/Franciacorta and Chianti Classico this October. But that’s another story…

The Adegga Wine Market consisted of two tastings;
First of all we had the main tasting (€7,50) of more than 280 wines from 35 producers.
Then there was the “Premium Room” tasting (€20) of simply stunning wines, going back to 1863.

Luiz Alberto - The Wine HubFocussing on the main tasting I had the chance to taste about 15 percent of the wines – I like to concentrate on the different wines and also talk/listen to the producers about their products.

The tasting was a huge success – and with more than 850 guests it easily took some time to get your glass poured with the wines you wanted to taste…

Following my good friend Luiz Alberto – The Wine Hub – (picture right) I give you a list of the eleven best wines I tasted (in tasting sheet order) during the Adegga Wine Market 2011:

1.1: Grande Follies 2009 (white)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN4916728611984-grande-follies-2009
Winery: Aveleda   |   Region: Bairrada, Portugal
Grape varieties: Chardonnay  |  Bical  |  Maria Gomes

5.2: Esporão Reserva 2009 (red)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN5089681514346-esporao-reserva-2009
Winery: Esporão   |   Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Grape varieties: Aragonês  |  Trincadeira  |  Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Alicante Bouschet

5.3: Esporão Private Selection Reserva 2010 (white)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN9677905613904-esporao-private-selection-reserva-2010
Winery: Esporão   |   Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Grape varieties: Semillon  |  Marsanne  |  Roussanne

5.4: Esporão Private Selection Garrafeira 2008 (red)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN5971236508507-esporao-private-selection-garrafeira-2008
Winery: Esporão   |   Region: Alentejo, Portugal
Grape varieties: Alicante Bouschet  |  Aragonês  |  Syrah

6.1: Herdade do Portocarro 2008 (red)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN4028683643716-herdade-do-portocarro-2008
Winery: Herdade do Portocarro   |   Region: Terras do Sado, Portugal
Grape varieties: Aragonez  |  Alfrocheiro  |  Cabernet Sauvignon

6.2: Cavalo Maluco 2008 (red)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN2633863720631-cavalo-maluco-2008
Winery: Herdade do Portocarro   |   Region: Terras do Sado, Portugal
Grape varieties: Touriga Franca  |  Touriga Nacional  |  Petit Verdot

7.1: Raya 2008 (red)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN0206120221749-raya-2008
Winery: Horta de Gonçalpares Soc. Agrícola Lda.   |   Region: Beiras, Portugal
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional  |  Touriga Franca  |  Tinta Roriz

22.3: Quinta do Pinto Viognier 2008 (white)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN9201339457294-quinta-do-pinto-viognier-2008
Winery: Winery Quinta do Pinto   |   Region: Lisboa, Portugal
Grape variety: Viognier

22.4: Quinta do Pinto Viognier & Chardonnay 2007 (white)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN6476811561513-quinta-do-pinto-viognier-chardonnay-2007
Winery: Quinta do Pinto   |   Region: Estremadura, Portugal
Grape varieties: Viognier  |  Chardonnay

22.9: Quinta do Pinto Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (white)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN6312130802558-quinta-do-pinto-sauvignon-blanc-2010
Winery: Quinta do Pinto   |   Region: Lisboa, Portugal
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc

32.1: Castello D’Alba – Reserva 2010 (white)
http://www.adegga.com/wine/AVIN5698191721795-castello-dalba-reserva-2010
Winery: VDS – Vinhos Douro Superior, Lda   |   Region: Douro, Portugal
Grape varieties: Códega do larinho  |  Rabigato  |  Viosinho

Adegga Wine Market Premium Room
Adegga Wine Market Premium Room - the ports!

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  1. Pingback: Lessons learned at the Adegga Wine Market 2011 (#AWM2011) | Missinwine

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