Abanico

It is said that one day a sculptor got the look stuck in a known phenomenon of nature: a peacock displayed its majestic mantle of feathers, just to draw attention of the female and satiate his prohibited desires.
The show was so splendid, that two days later the artist had already carved a piece based on what he had seen.
He gave it the name fan. In order to survive, he also gave it a simple use. And fans started reproducing throughout fashions, people, palaces, operas and seasons, as an essential adornment. But the world would always use the fan to expel heat, never to hold it within themselves. The world, except one woman: Teresa. Teresa had always been a shy and reserved girl, but at her 21st birthday she received a secret gift, a letter and a fan from an admirer, a nobleman who lived in Seville. In the letter, he offered her the absolute, and in return only asked her to always sleep with the fan really close. At the moment that she held the fan for the first time, Teresa became an Empress. Every night she dreamed about strange peacocks satiating their prohibited desires.





Awards

2017


International Wine Challenge - GOLD Medal
International Wine and Spirits Competition - SILVER Medal
La Selezione del Sindaco - SILVER Medal
Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) - BRONZE Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended

2016


Selezione del Sindaco - GOLD Medal
International Wine and Spirits Competition - SILVER Medal
International Wine Challenge - SILVER Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards - Commended

2014

Selezione del Sindaco - GRAND GOLD Medal
Concours Mondial Bruxelles - GOLD Medal
Challenge International du Vin - GOLD Medal
International Wine Challenge - SILVER Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards - SILVER Medal

2013

International Wine Challenge - SILVER Medal
Vinalies Internationales - SILVER Medal
International Wine and Spirit Competition - SILVER Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards - BRONZE Medal

2012

Concours Mondial Bruxelles - GOLD Medal
Decanter World Wine Awards - SILVER Medal

Abanico


Country Portugal
Region Specified of Dão
Subregion Serra da Estrela
Climate Continental Dry
Soil Poor
Type Granitic
Vine Varieties Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Jaen
Classification VQPRD DOC Dão
Winemaking In cement vats with pre and post fermentative maceration
Ageing One year in 225 litre french oak barrels
Consumption Already (with great aging potencial)
Gastronomy More structured meat dishes and cheeses
Bottle 0,75 L
Box 6 bottles
Winemaker Paulo Nunes

Abanico Reserva is a classical blend wine which comes from Casa da Passarella’s different vines. The varieties which it is made of are Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Jaen. By respecting the balance of the different parcels chosen, we harvest the grapes manually to 12 kg boxes. The fermentation occurs in traditional cement tanks. Pre and post-fermentative maceration is done, and the ageing process occurs partially in new French oak casks during a year. The stabilization process prior bottling is undertaken naturally – we don’t submit this wine to any kind of filtration.