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Est. 2011

Vieira de Sousa

Sociedade Roncão Pequeno, Lda

Founded 1925
Owner The family Vieira de Sousa
Vineyards Quinta do Roncão Pequeno (in Vilarinho de Cotas), Quinta da Agua Alta (in Ferrão/Gouvinhas), Quinta do Espinhal (in Ferrão/Gouvinhas), Quinta do Bom Dia (in Ferrão/Gouvinhas), Quinta do Fojo Velho (in Vale de Mendiz), Quinta da Fonte (in Celeirós do Douro)

12 years after Manuel Barros created his Port House, he asked a well-regarded Port blender Alcino Vieira de Souza to join and start a subsidiary with him and the house was created. When Alcino Vieira de Souza died in 1941 Barros took over the company. However, Sogevinus purchased Barros in 2006 and then the name was not in use any more, so the family has now re-opened this family owned house and started bottling port wine in 2011 (the 2009 Vintage Port was bottled this year).

Vieira de Souza Vintages:1947, 1955, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2009, 2011, 2015

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseVieira de SouzaVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetViol and mulberry in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Viol in flavour. Elegant, complex and balanced port with a lovely finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SouzaVintage1975
ColourYellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, candy and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and even a little old with toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. Quite elegant and balanced but with a short but interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted6th September 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SouzaVintage1978
ColourMature amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFudge, cream candy, toffee zest of oranges and fig in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Sweet but balanced and quite complex. Elegant with crème caramel and butterscotch in taste. Easy to drink with a nice and rather long finishAverage score
Last tasted6th August 2016Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SouzaVintage2009
ColourBlue in colour with a yellow rim..Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, dark berry, oranges zest in the nose but also some coffee and spiciness.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Easy to drink and like with soft and quite delicate tannin but quite mature. Balanced and rather complex port. Mulberry and spiciness in taste with a nice and very interesting finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SouzaVintage2011
ColourStill almost black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLoaded with fruit, dark berry, black berry and mulberry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Dark berry and mulberry in flavour. Quite tannic, but balanced. A quite long and promising finish.
Last tasted2nd November 2015Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SouzaVintage2015
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, some spiciness and some cacao in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced and quite elegant Easy to drink and enjoy bur a modern port style. With a nice finish.
Last tasted6th November 2017Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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