V.T Scala Coeli 2016Vinhos do Alentejo
Scala Coeli, from Adega Cartuxa, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, was elected the best wine in the category “Red from the Old World - Iberian Peninsula” of the Top Ten of Expovinis 2014, the main event of the wine sector in Latin America that this year had the participation of 47 Portuguese producers. Scala Coeli is a Regional Wine from Alentejo, produced in small quantities, obtained from the best fermentations of each year, from a variety or a lot of less traditional and foreign varieties in the region. The grapes go through a cold pre-fermentative maceration process, followed by alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 28ºC and prolonged maceration. Total incubation period of forty days and fifteen months of aging in new French oak barrels. The Top Ten ExpoVinis Brasil 2014 included the categories of National Sparkling Wine, Imported Sparkling Wine, White National, Imported White, Rosy, Red National, Red New World, Red Old World (which for the first time was divided into the 'Iberian Peninsula' and 'Italy subcategories , France, among others') and Fortificados e Doce. The selection of the Top Ten fell to a jury chaired by José Ivan Santos and Jorge Lucki, and formed by Manoel Beato, sommelier of the Fasano group, Jorge Carrara from Prazeres da Mesa magazine and Basilico website, and Suzana Barelli, from Menu magazine. The list of judges completed José Maria Santana (Gosto magazine), José Luiz Borges Alvin (ABS-SP), Ricardo Farias (ABS-Rio), Marcio Oliveira (SBAV-MG and Vinotícia), José Luiz Pagliari (SBAV-SP and Senac -SP), Celito Guerra (Embrapa-RS) and Roberto Gerosa (Blog do Vinho).