J Portugal Ramos

João Portugal Ramos is Portugal's most famous winemaker. Before he began making his own wines, he was a pioneering wine consultant widely considered Portugal's Pierro Antinori or Emile Peynaud (The New York Times). His many accolades include winning 2010 Personality of the Year and 2006 Producer of the Year (Essencia do Vinho); 2010 Viticulture Team of the Year, 2000 Winemaker of the Year, and 1998 Company of the Year (Revista de Vinhos); 1999 & 2004 Winemaker of the Year and 2004 Producer of the Year (Vin & Mat, Sweden); 2004 Newcomer of the Year (Wein Gourmet, Germany); and the 2008 Prize for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture).

In the decades that Ramos has consulted, he almost single-handedly opened Portuguese winemaking to the benefits of modern technologies with an emphasis on low yields, occasional oak aging, and the preservation of a grape's natural fruit flavors. In 1990, he decided it was time to start creating his own wine and he began planting vineyards in Alentejo around his new winery, Vila Santa.

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J Portugal Ramos Vinho Verde Loureiro 2017
This wine is made with 100% Loureiro grapes. It has a fresh and elegant aroma, with citrus and floral notes combined with a pronounced minerality and long intense finish.It can be served as an aperitif or with light meals like fish, turkey, chicken, egg dishes and salads.
Item Number: 30487

J Portugal Ramos Reserva 2016
This hand-crafted wine is a blend of native Alentejo grapes Trincadeira and Aragonez plus a touch of Syrah for added body. The fruit is sourced from 1,000 ft high schist and limestone vineyards surrounding the J Portugal Ramos Vila Santa winery. Unoaked, it is fresh and fruity while maintaining a
Item Number: 17293
Case: $119.40

J Portugal Ramos 'Vila Santa' Loios Red 2017
" A supple red, with direct, juicy flavors of plum and cherry. The tannins emerge on the spicy finish. Aragonez, Trincadeira and Castelã. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 10973
Case: $95.40

Jada Portugal Ramos Alentejo Marques de Borba 2003
Wine SpectatorThis medium-bodied red has plum and dark cherry flavors, and some plum pudding notes that tail-off quickly on the finish. Drink now. 2,600 cases made. (KM)