Port 1925 Quinta da Pacheca
Garrafeira Particular, unknown bottling year.
Provenance: Catawiki, 5/19/2017
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The early 1800s was a watershed era for the vintners of Portugal’s Douro Valley, On one hand, the grape harvest of 1820, after fermenting and aging for four years, presented connoisseurs with a wine of remarkable sweetness, with “plenty of crust and plenty of color…and a well-stained cork,” according to T.G. Shaw, who recorded his views in Wine, the Vine, and the Cellar (1863), The remarkable vintage established Portuguese wine as a favorite among the British.
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Quinta da Pacheca
Quinta da Pacheca, one of the most prestigious and recognized properties in the Douro region, was also one of the first to bottle under its own label. The first mention of the name dates from April 1738, named after Mariana Pacheco Pereira. But it was not until 1903 that Dom José Freire de Serpa Pimentel bought a wine connoisseur de Quinta and turned it into a company.
The history of the vineyard in this property dates back to the XVI century when it was a collection of vines that belonged to the Monasteries of Salzedas and St. João de Tarouca, as referred to in a document dating 1551. The estate is mentioned for the first time in a document dat- ed from April 1738 where it is referred to as “Pacheca”, a feminine form of the family name Pacheco for being owned for a lady, Da. Mariana Pacheco Pereira, an im- posing woman who took care of the property by herself.
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A new cycle began in 2012 when the dynamic families of Paulo Pereira and Maria do Céu Gonçalves, partners with a long and successful record in the international food and wine distribution, took ownership of the project. With its unparalleled singularity, Quinta da Pacheca has become one of the most visited estates in the Douro Region and has been consecutively awarded in wine tourism, an example of this is the prestigious distinction of "Best of Wine Tourism" in various modalities, and in its famous wines which have been receiving the most distinct awards.