Our Buyer for Portugal Anne Forrest was pivotal in our winning a prestigious award for ¿Specialist Merchant of the Year (Portugal)¿ and is more fired up than ever in her quest for new, exciting wines. Valoroso reveals modern Portugal at its finest.
Valoroso means 'valiant' ' a word that could not only be applied to this delicious red, but also to the team behind it. The wine's pedigree is most impressive ' it comes from the Freitas family estate, near Lisbon. In 2008 they won 'Best Red Wine in the World' award at Les Vinalies in Paris. Furthermore, fourth generation owner Leonor Freitas was recently awarded a 'Comendadora' Order of Merit for services to Portugal's wine trade. Valoroso is a rare marriage of plush Cabernet Sauvignon, velvety local speciality Touriga Nacional and a dash of Syrah. The wine bursts with intense bramble fruits. It's seriously smooth too, thanks to the expertise of internationally respected, award winning winemaker Jaime Quendera. Perfect with game dishes.