this winebar was recommended by son. he came with a friend some years back. 🙂
it’s a nice place. we saw it on the way to castelo de sao jorge, so after the castle we stopped by & enjoyed the port & cheese on 28.3.2016. ^^
it’s a cosy little place, with limited seating. 🙂
good recommendations also by tripadvisor. 🙂
we were introduced to white port, ruby port & tawny port.
port are wine produced from red grapes grown in the duoro valley & fortified by addition of garpe neutral spirit (brandy) to stop fermentation, & so sweeter. tawny port has prolonged slow oxidation in wooden casks. it turns amber brown colour & is smoother, nutty & taste like brandy.
we picked 3 port – 2 ruby port €6 each & a tawny port €9.
& a platter comprising 3 proscuitto, 4 cheese, 3 chorizo to share among 4pax. 🙂
the bread as always were very good.
the olives here also good quality, not the bery cheap salty type eg we had at a porto market
very good extra virgin olive oil.
& with the cheese & chorizo we also had very good fruit jam & compote.
the platter was really something.
3 very good quality 24mths & 36mths proscuitto (or aged ham) including alentejan black pig, 3 different chorizo & 4 cheese.
proscuitto & chorizo were so flavourful. i enjoyed all of them & the cheese. they were especially good when taken together with the port, though i can’t take much wine or liquor.
this was the best wine & cheese experience i had. service was excellent, with very good introduction & explanation of the port, proscuitto, chorizo & cheese.