The Arribas WINE Selection is exclusive to our Arribas Terrace . A unique selection and specially developed by one of the authors of the GUIDE POPULAR DE WINES 2018 the winemaker Anibal José Coutinho.
Born in 1968, in Armação de Pêra, Algarve, married, 2 children, graduated in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and is an effective member of the Order of Engineers. He founded, after a stint at Military Academy, IDOM Engenharia, a company integrated in one of the largest Iberian groups of studies and projects.The taste for wine took him back to the university, this time to the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, where he specialized in Viticulture and Oenology, having concluded the Master in Food Engineering, in the area of Sensory Analysis. Recently completed the PhD program in the same scientific area, having already published part of his work in the American scientific journal Journal of Sensory Studies. Portuguese.
I divide still wines - popularly called table wines - according to the frequency of moments of consumption that their price, reflecting (relatively proportional) the quality and quantity produced, allows. Every year , during the months of May and June, I taste, with the methodology of blind tasting, more than 1500 wines that share two characteristics among themselves: their shelf price is marked between 2 and 10 euros and are on sale in the modern distribution, ready to enter a shopping cart, the selection of the best classifications is published in a book, however, during the month of October I taste, also in blind tasting, about 800 wines that the vast majority of national production considers as their level proposals superior: the tops of range. It is also based on the results (which will be published, during the Christmas period, in electronic format on this my website) that I justify naming them s for the best wines and the best producers of Calendar wines, ie nectars that due to its exclusivity and price deserve the spaced way consumer choice on the calendar, often as celebrations of good witnesses.