90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
"A firmly dry wine, driven by the dark tannins, only opening slowly to give ripe berry fruits. The soft side of the wine does bring out the lighter nature of the Baga in the blend, which has been tamed by wood aging. There is a final flourish of fresh black plum juice." 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Traditional vinification in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. Aging and maturation occur in new French oak barrels. The wine matures in oak for 12 months."
"Dense wine with very elegant tannins. In the palate it is soft, structured, very persistent, standing out harmony between the flavors." -Winemaker
"Alianca was founded in 1927, over 80 years ago, by 11 associates leaded by Domingos Silva e Angelo Neves, in Sangalhos (Anadiaâs county), Bairrada region. The company started itâs activity exporting to Brasil, Ãfrica and Europe, representing, nowadays, more than 50% of AlianÃ§aâs production."
"Wine, sparkling wine and brandyâs quality are the brands image in Portugal and in the 60 other countries where AlianÃ§a exports. Present in the main wine regions of the country, AlianÃ§a believes in quality, and to accomplish the goal, the company purchased several Estates, in regions as Alentejo, Douro, DÃ£o, Bairradas and Beiras, exploring around 600 ha of winery."
"In these exploitations, a deep work of conversion has been started, and new vineyards planted by the experienced AlianÃ§a team. The investment in production areas, with the acquisition of the Estates, also goes to the level of vinification with the cellars modernization. It was also created a park of oak barrels of high quality to the wine stage." -Winery
"Quinta das Baceladas is in the center of BairradasÂ´s region, at Cantanhede. We started our development with five ha, planting the traditional region variety â Baga - since 1991, but also the innovative Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. AlianÃ§a also has other small vineyards planted in 2002, intended to give continuity to the wine Project, where Tinta Roriz e Merlot castes are privileged." -Winery
This wine also scored 87 Points from the Wine Advocate.