Made with Castelão

Pegos Claros wines represent the finest winemaking accomplishment in this unique terroir: old Castelão vineyards, with no irrigation, in the sandy soils of Palmela.
Grapevines are segmented by age and the oldest ones are one hundred years old, which result in low yields but highly aromatic concentration. The exclusive use of Castelão grapes in almost all our wines gives them a distinctive signature and a high interest, since this enables the development of a coherent and varied portfolio.
The wines of Pegos Claros have a remarkable personality, balance and elegance. As they benefit from a minimum storage period in the bottle, our wines are released in the market ready to drink and, at the same time, they maintain an enormous cellaring potential.

Pegos Claros wines are special, anywhere in the world. The age of the vineyards in these sandy soils gives them an unrivalled body and personality.

— Bernardo Cabral

PRIMO

90% Castelão and 10% Tintinha, with a distinctive and artisanal winemaking approach.
The fermentation develops in new, 500L French oak barrels, in the vertical position and without lid. After manual pressing, it matures one year in the same barrels and ages in the cellar for a minimum period of two years.
Primo was so named for being the first Pegos Claros wine that is not 100% Castelão and, therefore, it is rightly named Primo also for being a close relative of our other wines. Discover this rare and exclusive combination.

Opinions:
91 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, December 2018
18 points – Grandes Escolhas, opinion by Nuno Oliveira Garcia, June 2019

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GRANDE ESCOLHA

Produced from the section of our oldest, century-old grapevines. Grapes are trodden by foot on the first day. The fermentation with stems develops partially in the lagar. Matures in 500L and 225L French oak barrels. Superior elegance and complexity, offering a lingering flavour. It has a strong gastronomic profile and great cellaring capacity.

Awards and opinions:

Vintage 2015
18 points – Grandes Escolhas, opinion by Dirceu Vianna, April 2019
93 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, December 2018

Vintage 2013
91+ points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, April 2017
16.5+ points – JancisRobinson.com, opinion by Julia Harding, February 2017
91 points – Wine Enthusiast, opinion by Roger Voss, December 2016

Vintage 2012
16 points – JancisRobinson.com, opinion by Julia Harding, June 2016
92 points – Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide, opinion by Roger Voss, February 2016
91 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, August 2015
17.5 points – Revista de Vinhos, August 2015

Vintage 2010
Silver Medal Vinalies Internationales Paris 2014
17 points – JancisRobinson.com, opinion by Julia Harding, February 2015
88 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, August 2014
90 points – Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide, October 2013

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RESERVA

Historical grapevines averaging 70 years old. Grapes are trodden by foot on the first day. The fermentation with stems develops partially in the lagar. Matures in used French oak barrels. Pegos Claros Reserva stands out for its elegance and personality. It is a great gastronomic partner, but it also agrees with a pleasant leisure evening in good company.

Awards and opinions:

Vintage 2015
90 points –
RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, August 2019
Press Choice –
Vinhos e Sabores, Grandes Escolhas, October 2019

Vintage 2014
Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin 2018
88 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, December 2017
Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2018
16.5 points – JancisRobinson.com, opinion by Julia Harding, October 2017
90 points – Wine Enthusiast, opinion by Roger Voss, August 2017

Vintage 2013
91 points – Wine Enthusiast, opinion by Roger Voss, May 2017
90 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, February 2017
16 points – JancisRobinson.com, opinion by Julia Harding, February 2017

Vintage 2012
Gold Medal – Vinalies Internationales 2016
16 points – JancisRobinson.com, opinion by Julia Harding, May 2016
93 points/Editors’ Choice – Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide, February 2016
90 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, December 2015
Gold Medal – Asia Wine & Spirits Awards 2015

Vintage 2011
92 points – Wine Enthusiast Best of 2014, December 2014
87 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, January 2015
90 points – Wine & Spirits, April 2015

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BLANC DE NOIRS

White wine produced with Castelão red grapes. The fermentation develops partially in new French oak barrels and it matures on the lees. The body is structured, fresh and with good acidity. Fruity aroma with mineral notes. Lingering and saline flavour. Excellent wine with salads, fish and seafood.

Awards and opinions:

Vintage 2018
91 points –
RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, August 2019

Vintage 2017
87 points – Wine Enthusiast, October 2018
90 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, June 2018

Vintage 2016
16 points – JancisRobinson.com, opinion by Julia Harding, November 2017
90 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, October 2017
86 points – Wine Enthusiast, opinion by Roger Voss, August 2017

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ROSÉ

Very fresh, smooth, slightly floral and with notes of red fruits. The fermentation develops partially in French oak barrels, giving it body and structure. Magnificent as an appetizer and excellent with fish and seafood dishes.

Awards and opinions:

Vintage 2018
87 points – Tambuladeira de prata by Escanções de Portugal, July 2019

Vintage 2017
89 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, June 2018
17 points – Evasões, opinion by Fernando Melo, April 2018

Vintage 2016
89 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, October 2017
16.5 points – JancisRobinson.com, opinion by Julia Harding, June 2017

Vintage 2014
84 points/Online exclusive – Wine Enthusiast, opinion by Roger Voss, October 2015
88 points – RobertParker.com, opinion by Mark Squires, August 2015

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CLARO 2018

This wine was 100% made with manually-harvested Castelão grapes, in a more premature state of ripeness. The fermentation was in the lagar for 3 days (with low extraction), ending the fermentation process in stainless steel vats. The aging consisted of 40% aged in 500L used French oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel vats. With a clear ruby colour, it possesses the freshness and acidity of a very elegant wine. Fruity and slightly vegetal aroma. Very full and smooth aftertaste with a long finish. Excellent wine as an appetiser, or to pair with fish dishes, risotto and roasted meats.

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