Vinha Negrosa 2019, produced by Textura Wines, was elected the “Best Wine of the year“, by “Revista de Vinhos” portuguese magazine. The ceremony of the prestigious Portuguese publication, known as “Wines Oscars”, is celebrated annually, and rewards all those who stand out in the areas of Wines and Gastronomy. The 2023 edition took place at Alfândega do Porto, on February 3rd, and Vinha Negrosa was awarded the prize that distinguishes the best wine of 2022.

Marcelo Aráujo, the mentor of “Textura Wines”, went on stage to receive the award, thanked his family for their support, and praised the entire team, particularly those responsible for viticulture and winemakers, Luis Seabra and Mariana Salvador, for the contribution they had in obtaining this distinction.

Marcelo Araújo speaks at Revista de Vinhos “The Best of the Year” ceremony

Vinha Negrosa 2019, has its origin in the vineyard with the same name, located in Vila Nova de Tazem, in the sub-region of Serra da Estrela, benefiting from the altitude characteristic of the place, between 470 and 500 meters, as well as granite and granite sand soils. From this vineyard, with an age of 30 years and a yield of around 5 tons per hectare, we get this blend of Jaen (50%) and Alfrocheiro (50%), harvested in early September.

Vinha Negrosa 2019 – “Wine of the Year”

The year was characterized by a mild winter, a dry and cool spring, and a summer with cool nights and warm days, resulting in slow ripening, good acidity levels, and very expressive grapes in acidity – the wine’s technical data sheet indicates a total acidity of 5.52 g/L and a pH of 3.51, for an alcohol content of 12.6%.

Mariana Salvador, Marcelo Araújo and Patricia Berardi with the “Best Wine of the Year” diploma

Fermented in oak vats with 40% whole bunch, undergoing about 20 days of maceration after fermentation. The grape varieties are vinified and aged separately, and the blend is defined at the time of bottling, resulting in 2,560 units. It presents a good aromatic dimension, with notes of cherry, some citrus and white flowers, along with aromas of pine forest, resin, all very fresh and appetizing. In the mouth it is dry, good volume, acidity and structure in balance, firm tannin and persistent finish.

RV Negrosa 2019 ENG (Best of the Year 2022 – click to view the Revista de Vinhos article)