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Brites Aguiar - Bafarela 17 2008

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The winery : Brites Aguiar
Appellation: Douro DOC (Duriense, Portugal)
Price range :  8.00 - 11.99 €   
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About the winery

The Brites Aguiar family hail from and have always lived in the Douro Demarcated Region. They always have been, and still are, farmers.

The family home, the farmhouse, is located in the little village of Várzea de Trevões in the municipality of S. João da Pesqueira.

The working generation, Lúcia, Paulo and Tomi, while backstage are their parents: Maria Fernanda Costa Brites and Manuel António Pacheco Aguiar. And the youngest generation, Inês, Mariana, and Mané complete and continue the succession of the Brites Aguiar family.


Consumer Reviews - Brites Aguiar - Bafarela 17 2008

Arnaud Steve  Vinostar - from 151 reviews    Portugal
*** Good 
The 17 in the 'Bafarela 17' means 17% of alcohol - without being fortified and without addition of sugar before fermentation! This is a wine for men with hair on their chest, to say the least ;-)
The wine doesn’t age in oak barrels, it has a dried herbs and mature fruit nose, a very strong body, with the alcohol giving the feeling of lots of volume in the mouth. It doesn’t lack freshness but the aftertaste is very hot and quite heavy – one glass is just enough. It actually can play the role of transition between the main dish and the dessert if served at a cooler temperature – I’d say 13ºC. This wine is not exactly the kind of wine I’m looking for – it has nothing to do with the concepts of elegance and refinement, it can be seen as an extreme version of the bad habit to look for more grape maturation and higher alcohol level.
On the other side it can be seen as a tentative to recreate a dry, non-fortified version of Port wine. Curious wine.
Tasting date : 01 Feb 2011
Maturity : Mature
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Arnaud Steve has discoverd this wine. 6 years ago

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