Simply wine, simply vignerons – lunch at Cantina 32
I’m just back from Simplesmente Vinho 2015 in Oporto, a showcase for artisanal producers, wine artists and vignerons from Portugal (with a dash of Spain). The third edition was in rude form, with more producers, more punters – a big beating heart of wine to the rhythm of music, laughter and lots of chatter.It’s a happy hunting ground for new finds as well as old favourites. Here’s a peek at some of my picks of the weekend.
Take heart all ye who enter here!
Luis Lopes & Maria Castro with one of many divine Alvaro Castro wines – the Alvarelhao 2011, Tounot 2011, Povoa 2013
Sticking with the Dao former nurse, French woman Christelle da Silva of Fonte de Goncalvinho shows off an impressive Tinta Roriz from 2010 – the second year of this new project.
I’ve tasted wines labelled Alr but the man behind the initials (and Casa de Mouraz) – Antonio Lopes Ribeiro – had eluded me. Pictured here with his partner in crime, Sara Dionísio. Alr 2013 Vinho Verde looking very good.