Santola Vinho Verde NV


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Alcohol: 11%

Grape(s): 50 % Loureiro, 50 % Pederna (Arinto)

Localization: Vinho Verde, Portugal

Tasting Notes: This value-oriented gem hailing from Portugal's lush northwestern region is super fresh, bright, and slightly fizzy. Exhibiting vibrant notes of green apple, citrus, and subtle floral undertones, Santola Vinho Verde is suited for sipping solo or enjoying with friends, tapas, or appetizers. In a world where wine often takes itself too seriously, Santola Vinho Verde stands proud with an irreverent wink, an effervescent grin, and encourages you to raise a glass to the sheer delight of existence.

Notes: Enjoy on its own or with light shellfish or sharp cheeses.

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The Domain: 1891: On November 22 of this year, Messias Ferreira Baptista was born in the municipality of Mealhada.

Messias Baptista is registered as an individual merchant at the Tribunal do Comércio de Anadia, representing the foundation of MESSIAS.

Starts the export of consumer wines to several markets in Europe.

Messias Baptista is admitted and registered as effective member of the Commercial and Industrial Association of Gaia.

Between 1930 and 1940, Messias Baptista acquired several properties in the Bairrada Region, having planted new vineyards and restored others. Of these estates, Quinta do Valdoeiro stands out.

Opening of MESSIAS headquarters in the city of Mealhada. With about 35,000 square meters, this set of cellars and warehouses was built between 1938 and 1943 and are still today the main production unit of the company.

Is inaugurated the Cineteatro Messias that Messias Baptista decided to build to endow the city with a quality cultural equipment. The Municipality of Mealhada honors Messias Baptista for the work by bestowing it with the rank of Commander.

The company is converted into a joint-stock company, now renamed Sociedade Agrícola e Comercial dos Vinhos Messias.

Acquires, in the Douro Region, Quinta do Cachão: a property with 200 hectares in the area of São João da Pesqueira.

Messias Baptista renounces the Administration of MESSIAS and delegates to its successors the destinies of the company.

Messias Baptista dies on October 9 leaving behind an extraordinary legacy that is perpetuated by the family.

Continuing the acquisitions policy followed by Messias Baptista, MESSIAS acquires Quinta do Penedo,with an area of 20 hectares and located in the heart of the Dão Region.

Nowadays, MESSIAS continues to produce wines and sparkling wines with quality recognized by the most specialized critics and in the most prestigious national and international competitions. The company exports about 65% of its production to the five continents.