Buçaco Branco Reservado


Alexandre de Almeida, founder of the oldest hotel chain in Portugal with the same name, began producing Buçaco Wines in 1917 when he realized what the Hotel Winery concept meant after many visits to European hotels, including those on the French “Côte D’Azure”. This gave him the idea to open his own winery at the Buçaco Palace, starting to produce varieties that would come to be known as the glorious “Buçaco wines”. In the early 20th century, one of the most interesting pages on Portuguese wine was created, the wine that was to become a much-envied icon, but which was always intentionally kept out of the limelight. Its creator, Alexandre de Almeida, adopted the concept of linking luxury hotels to a winery with their own wine. If we look back, ever since the first harvests we realized the importance of this icon that was served to kings, queens and heads of state, as proven by menus, proudly kept at the Hotel Palace Buçaco. Buçaco wines were just that: objects of culture limited to very restricted circles, the elite. Their fantastic and noble labels still bear the symbol of their nobility to this day and age.

The Buçaco wines were and still are always produced in the same way using the same methods as in the past. The fact that the grapes come from the Dão and Bairrada regions guarantees a wonderful wine that nobly develops in the bottle.

If you happen to visit this unique 5* Hotel, just North of Coimbra(between Lisbon and Porto) you will be in for an experience. Situated in the Bussaco National Forest, this 5-star hotel occupies the hunting palace of the last Portuguese kings. Palace Hotel do Bussaco is an excellent example of Manueline-Gothic architecture. Its richly decorated corridors feature antique furnishings, large paintings and traditional Portuguese glazed tiles. Its elegant restaurant offers a range of exclusive Bussaco wines(only).
Classic French cuisine and traditional Portuguese dishes are served at Palace Hotel do Bussaco’s restaurant. It is decorated with paintings by João Vaz, Moorish ceilings and exotic hardwood floors. Guests can try a glass of rare Port vintage at the bar. Fantastic experience with amazing wines








Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Starting showing some colour
Nose Some toast and citrus notes
Palate high acidity, minerality, it is very young, vibrant and enveloping to the taste

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Encruzado (Dão), Maria Gomes and Bical (Bairrada)
Alcohol % 13.5%
Style Old School  white
Estate/Producer Alexandre Almeida Hotels
Country Portugal
Region Dão & Bairrada
Vintage 2019
Vinification Hand harvested, fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels.
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential This wine can age for Decades. 1947 white of Bucaco is drinking superbly

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