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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, 2017
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, Denmark.

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 tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, blackberry and some delicate mulberry but also spiciness with pepper and paprika in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature with delicate tannin but balanced with dark berry and spiciness in taste. Easy to like and enjoy with a nice and quite long and tannic finish.
Last tasted2nd March 2019Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentTasted at 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 SousaVintage2017
ColourDark ruby almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blue berry, blackberry and fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Soft and very elegant tannins. Balanced and easy to drink and quite enjoyable already today. Lots of berry and fruit in taste and with a very elegant and quite attractive finish.
Last tasted4th November 2019Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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

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Pedro Lopez 1989
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Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 1989
Quinta do Estanho 1989
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Churchill 1989
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Rocha
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1989
Silva-Luz
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Vasconcellos 1989

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