Caves São João has one of the oldest cellars in Portugal which reflects their history and reputation in Portugal. Founded in 1920, they are now preparing to celebrate their centenary celebrations.
In 1930 they began their production of sparkling wines that are respected throughout the world and loved in the UK. The table wines use a mixture of Portuguese and international grape varieties and the old vintages are indelible marks for any oenophile.
Nowadays, they have been undertaking massive investment that has allowed equipping the company with the most modern winemaking technologies allowing them to reach an even higher level of quality. Therefore Caves São João are prepared to deal with the future challenges, but always bearing in mind the need to accompany the evolution of the market.
Every year many visitors are dazzled by the beauty of the galleries excavated under the winery with probably the oldest stock of table wines in good condition in Portugal.
You can’t try a 21 year old red at this price anywhere else? This rich and complex wine emphasises the smoky notes and dark fruits that lead you in it as soon as you open the bottle. The moderate acidity and well inegrated tannins shows a freshness that belies its age with real elegance.
An interesting wine to compare with our later vintage Poço do Lobo as the grapes are from the same blocks and made in the same style but a long time apart.
Style: Deep granite red
Dietary: Vegetarian and vegan.
Environmental Practice: Sustainable agriculture.
Serving Temperature: 18C
Suggestions: Peppered steak, venison and cheese are all great matches for this wine.