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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 Sousa Vintages:2009, 2011, 2015, 2016
Vieira de Souza Vintages:1947, 1955, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997

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’s 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 SouzaVintage1985
ColourYellow, mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, candy and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some delicious old acidity. Balanced and quite elegant with taste of burned sugar, burned candy and crème caramel. The finish is rather long and quite nice. Will not be better so drink up as soon as you can!Average score
Last tasted29th September 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SousaVintage2009
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 SousaVintage2011
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 SousaVintage2015
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, some spiciness, dried fruit and some cacao in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature but quite tannic port. Balanced and quite elegant Easy to drink and enjoy bur a modern port style with a nice finish.
Last tasted3rd March 2018Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVieira de SousaVintage2016
ColourQuite dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, blackberry and some delicate mulberry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature with delicate tannin but balanced with blackberry, dark berry and loaded with fruit in taste. Easy to like and enjoy with a nice and quite long finish.
Last tasted5th November 2018Rating 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

Last tasted:

10th November
Brizard Roma
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1978
Offley Boa Vista 1963
5th November
Alves de Sousa 2015
Barros 2016
Blackett 2013
Boeira 2016
Borges & Irmao 1995
Borges & Irmao 2007
Borges & Irmao 2015
Bulas 2015
Bulas 2016
Butler-Nephew 2003
Churchill 2016
Cottas 2013
Dona Otilia 2016
Dow 2016
DR 2016
Gould Campbell 2000
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Kopke 2000
Kopke 2016
Lacrau 2015
Madalena
Smith- Woodhouse 1998
Martha’s 2016
Maynard 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Niepoort 2000
Niepoort 2015
Palmer 2016
Quarles Harris 1977
Quevedo 2015
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2015
Quinta do Bucheiro 2005
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2004
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2006
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2005
Quinta do Infantado 2003
Quinta do Infantado 2004
Quinta do Infantado 2015
Quinta da Oliveirinha 2016
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2009
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Romaneira 2003
Quinta da Romaneira 2007
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta da Romaneira 2016
Quinta de la Rosa 2005
Quinta de la Rosa 2014
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 1998
Real Velha 2003
Sandeman 1980
Sandeman 2000
Sandeman 2016
San Leonardo 2007
Vieira de Sousa 2016
Quinta do Vau
Sandeman 1988
Vau
Sandeman 1999
Warre 1980
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Wiese & Krohn 2016
van Zellers 2012

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