At Lusowest high quality wines are a must and at all different price levels. We constantly search for the best wines we can find with quality being our driving focus. Our wines are sourced from some of the best, quality conscious producers in Portugal and for the first time are being imported into the UK market exclusively by Lusowest.
Our Portuguese wine portfolio is extensive and includes wines from various regions of Portugal. It is the most extensive one ever offered to the UK market at very competitive prices. Soon we will be able to offer a wide range of very high quality Portuguese Sparkling Wines as well some top Portuguese Ports (as shown below), Liquors and Spirits.
Unlike some wines which are made up from a blend of different regions and countries, our wines are region specific, produced entirely from Portuguese casts - each producer using only grapes grown in their own demarcation region. The Portuguese government insist on strict controls by the Institute IVV and so quality is assured. In addition to this they are all bottled in the traditional way using high quality Portuguese cork, as Portugal is known as one of the world producers of cork, as opposed to the now very common screw cap that is used by many wine producers.
All our wine producers have gained awards at national and international levels and some of these wines are surprisingly priced similar to what you would pay for ordinary wines. Even our table wines are of a high quality. Please scroll down the page to view our superb range of ports. We guarantee you won't be disappointed.
IN THE DOURO VINEYARDS A WORLD HERITAGE IN THE ONLY PORT WINE PRODUCING REGION IN THE WORLD CAVES SANTA MARTA (Santa Marta Wine Cellars) is a well known name in the wine producing world, both in Portugal and in the Douro Region. It is part of the Oldest Denominated, Demarcated and Regulated Region since 1756, listed as amongst the biggest producers of PORT WINES and DOURO APPELLATION WINES. A prestigious name also beyond our borders where our wines are prize winners.
A large cellers Institution: both in production volume an average of 12 million litres, of wich 3 million are Port Wine, about 5% of the total Port production, and also in the number of co-operativa members over 2 thousand. The entrepreneurial dimension of the Caves Santa Marta is vast, even more so when we consider its difficult implantation made worse by the accentuated oreography, proper of the genuine mountain wines, which is the case here. Grapes harvested between 150 to 600 metres above sea level with a very high solar incidence due to the slope.
This is the pride of all those who are connected with or participate in the mission of the Caves Santa Marta. Winners because of the high quality standards accomplished, resulting in the great demand for the products. Also the social and human environment, that besides the natural surroundings with the Reconstitution of the Vineyards, and the Replacement with Noble Grape varieties, the Integrated Systems of Protection it also benefits from the action of the cellers Enterprise, which is technically well structured and competent, partly due to the human resources and the adjustment and continuous upgrading of the procedures and the equipment.
Implanted in a sea of vineyards which is the Council of Santa Marta de Penaguiγo, of untold beauty on the Eastern slope of the Marγo mountain, with the Corgo river at its foot and the Douro river within sight, a little below; brown coloured in the dormant period, various greens in the vegetative lushness, rust and yellow at harvest time; part of an ancient history and century old manor houses, implanted in this fertile schistose and clay ground.
In this climate that both benefits and conditions the production of wine, retaining the water and maintaining the heat; there is no room for another vine plant, for historical and economical reasons the area is used to the last inch/centimetre; this is the reality of the CAVES SANTA MARTA.
THIS INTRODUCTION IS ALSO AN INVITATION to visit our Wine Cellars and Wineries. Member of the Port Wine Route, this institution can also be visited under the guidance of the Route Office as part of a bigger programme. COME ENJOY THE BEST THAT WE CAN OFFER - THE WINES.
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Sale to 2008: 17.700.000,00 euros Markets of exportation : Spain - France Belgium Luxemburg Holland Switzerland Finland Hungry Czech Repblic United Kingdom - United States of America Brazil Angola Guinea Bissau - St Tome and Prince French Antilles Macau China.
Certifyd em HACCP - ISO 9001/2000
More information can be gleaned from their website: http://www.cavessantamarta.pt
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