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Símbolo – a symbol of the Douro

Símbolo – a symbol of the Douro

2017-10-19
October 19th marked the official launch of the Simbolo 2014, our top red wine. A limited production wine from an old vineyard of our estate Santa Barbara, it has aged 18 months in French oak and another 12 months on the bottle before its release. The Simbolo 2014 also marks the debut of our collaboration with the French winemaker Hubert de Boüard, from Chatêau Angélus in St. Emillion.
The launching event took place at the Michelin stared restaurant Antiqum, from the talented chef Vitor Matos.
 
A book and a Port?

A book and a Port?

2017-09-30
This is the experience that we are suggesting together with the iconic Lello bookstore, in Porto.
Since the end of September it is possible to make a Poças Port tasting at the “Armazéns Castelo”, from Lello. Poças has a strong historical connection to the city’s cultural and artistic scenes. Also, the two founders of Lello, the brothers José and António Lello, were the sons of a Port wine producer.
This project aims to preserve this cultural legacy and promote Port wine for the visitors of the city.

 
Colheita 1967 - Platinum Medal - best Colheitra in competition!

Colheita 1967 - Platinum Medal - best Colheitra in competition!

2017-06-15
We have been delighted at recent successes in this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC) and DWWA Decanter World Wines Awards (DWWA), with eleven wines awarded, in total with eight gold medals.

Poças Colheita 1967 was considered the best Colheita Port in competition, therefor distinguished with Platinum medal.

The trophies were awarded to:
Poças Colheita 1967, 1992, 1995, 2003
Poças 10, 20, 30, 40 Years Old Tawny
Poças LBV 12
Vale de Cavalos 2015
Coroa d’Ouro red 2015.
 
The full list of IWC and DWWA awards can be found here
 
Boas Escolhas 2017!

Boas Escolhas 2017!

2017-06-14
Last month, came out "VINHO Grandes Escolhas" first edition, directed by Luís Lopes and João Geirinhas, who run the “Revista de Vinhos” for 28 years.
Vale de Cavalos 15, was distinguished as "Boa Escolha 2017" (good choice). This wine with soft tannins, freshness, was rated with 16 points.

Also, July edition also recognized as well Coroa d'Ouro red 15, Coroa d'Ouro white 16 and Poças Reserva white 16.

Read more here.
Explore the city of Porto in an unprecedented way!

Explore the city of Porto in an unprecedented way!

2017-06-04
#MyPocas the contest: We are looking for explorers ready to walk Porto’s steep streets (just a little bit, we promise!) while enjoying a glass of Port wine and the great views the city has to offer. Are you the one we are looking for? 

Porto has been elected as The Best European Destination in 2017 (for the second time after 2014). It is becoming more and more THE place to be in Europe. As a local or a visitor, you are familiar with the beautiful experiences Porto has to offer.
We want to propose you a new one!

Together with local designer Luis Mendonça we have developed the Emotions Explorer Kit: something that will help you to rediscover and create a sentimental bond with the city through a glass of Port wine.
In order to mark the launching of the kit, we have put together a competition that will be held through the lovely streets of Porto.

What’s the competition about?
Phase 1 – treasure hunt
Teams of two explorers each will participate in a full-scale treasure hunt to find all the elements of the Emotions Explorer Kit.
Your partner, best friend, co-worker, sister, dad, make sure you choose the best company for this (wine) adventure. The treasure hunt will take place in Porto’s city centre on June 21st at 18:00 and should take approximately 2 hours.
Phase 2 – photo competition
After you have assembled your kit, you are ready to take part in the photo competition. It is up to you to decide when and where will you use it to explore Porto in order to find the best spot to have a glass of Port and share it with our Facebook community. You just need to send us the pictures of your adventure by June 28th. The photo that is able to get more likes (from July 3rd to 12th) will be the winner! The winning team will get a special prize that will include a free personalised visit to Poças lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia, a bottle of wine and some other surprises!

Enter Now!

You have until June 12th to enter this competition by sending an email to info@pocas.pt with the subject “#MyPocas”. Your email should contain some information about you and your teammate: name, age, email address and phone numbers. Also, you should tell us why YOUR team is the best for this mission.
On 14th of June we will announce the successful Explorer teams on our Facebook page.

Do you have the soul of an Explorer? We are waiting for you!

Please read carefully the Regulation of this contest here.

This contest is organized by Poças Júnior with the collaboration of:

Travel guide André Apolinário from TastePorto
Guest House Rosa&Al
The Royal Cocktail Club
Wine Quay Bar
New releases

New releases

2017-04-20
In the heart of Lisbon, at Via Graça restaurant, we had the launch of the new whites from 2016,Coroa d’Ouro and Poças Reserva, the 2015 reds, Coroa d’Ouro and Vale de Cavalos, and the most recent Port, Colheita 2007.

Besides the new releases, the winemaker Jorge Pintão, leaded en primeur tasting of Símbolo 2016, the top premium red from Poças.
Read Revista Sábado full article here.
 
Poças Reserva 2014 red - Best Buy!

Poças Reserva 2014 red - Best Buy!

2017-04-18
Last month the editorial group Masemba and EV-Essência do Vinho established a partnership for the full management of REVISTA DE VINHOS, now being called "Revista de Vinhos - A Essência do Vinho".

The first edition of this renewed magazine, tasted 141 wines, among them Poças Reserva 2014 red, rated with 16.5 points, receiving "Boa Compra 2017" (best buy) award.

According with Manuel Moreira, Sommelier and wine educator, he presents cherry and blueberry notes. Sophisticated and classic, with structure, elegance and quality persistence.