Tinto Wines Tasting & Dinner

Daniel Santos says, “At Tinto Wines we love our wine, especially a nice full-bodied red tempranillo or a big bold blend of touriga nacional and touriga franca. If you’re like me and love Portuguese wines, then you’ll enjoy some of our selections. We specialize in sourcing some of the best wines Portugal has to offer made with respect for the regional heritage they represent. We love wines with a sense of place and work with producers who above all are interested in quality.” Please join Daniel Santos on a special evening as he presents some of his current offerings to us alongside a hearty menu.

Menu & Wines

Smoked salmon on crackers with cream cheese, shrimp, chourico assado and more.
Afros Sparkling Loureiro Reserve 2008
Cream of squash soup
Afros Loureiro Biodynamic Vinho Verde 2009
Bacalhau a Braz & julienne salad
Herdade da Comporta – C. das Rolas Red 2009

Rack of lamb with grilled vegetables and roasted sweet potatoes
Quinta das Apegadas Harvest 2008
Quinta das Apegadas G. Reserva 2007
Flan garnished with seasonal berries
Quinta das Lamelas White Port

Members are invited to bring guests. Please note that confirmed members and guests are responsible for event fees if not cancelled by Friday, September 9 at 416 233 7846.

Event Details

When: Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 pm
Where: Lisbon By Night, 802A Dundas St. W., Toronto (at Palmerston)
Price: $80 members. Guests $90.
Booking: You make book by email to icunha@rogers.com if we have your credit card number on file. No phone bookings. No registrations at the door.
Closing date: Your booking (or cancellation @ 416 233 7846) must be received by Friday, September 9.

Tasting Notes

Afros Sparkling Loureiro Reserve 2008
Quinta do Casal do Paço is the country’s sole certified biodynamic estate and it brims with life – birds and insects, not to mention the horses and sheep who graze the weeds and fertilize the vineyard. It is made 100% from loureiro grapes grown in the vinho verde region. It is crystalline straw in color with citrus reflections showing ripe and persistent bubbles. Its complex aroma shows a combination of youthful citrus notes and dried fruits reminiscent of “brioche”. It shows a subtle sweetness on the palate with hints of aging aromas. Delicate mouse with very nice acidity enhance its refreshing structure.
Afros Loureiro Biodynamic Vinho Verde 2009
Made from 100% loureiro grapes grown in Quinta do Casal do Paço, the first biodynamic certified vineyard in the vinho verde region. This white wine is crystalline, citrus in color with green reflections. This wine shows a predominantly floral aroma which is refined and elegant. Citrus notes on the palate blend with mature tropical fruits. Complex yet smooth on the palate its aroma provides a vibrant refreshing acidity. The wine shows good minerality with a long finish.
Herdade da Comporta – C. Das Rolas Red 2009
A red wine blend is made from castelão, aragonez, trincadeira, alicante bouschet and syrah grapes grown in the Peninsula de Setubal region. With intense garnet color it displays aromas of ripe fruit with notes of berries and a light hint of jam. It is full bodied and smooth with a gentle acidity and a long finish.
Quinta das Apegadas Harvest Red 2008
An interesting blend of traditional Douro red grape varieties grown in the Quinta Velha Estate, mainly touriga franca, tinta roriz, tinta barroca and touriga nacional. Cherry red in color, it displays an impressive combination of red fruit aromas combined with a hint of roasted, smoked spices from its 12 months in French oak. It is soft and velvety with balanced acidity along with its intense and delicious fruit backbone. Its finish is long and pleasant with enough tannin to allow it to develop and mature nicely in bottle for years.
Quinta das Apegadas – Quinta Velha Grande Reserva Red 2007
A traditional blend of Douro red grape varieties grown in the Quinta Velha Estate in the Douro region — mainly touriga nacional grapes with touriga franca and a small part of tinta barroca. Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months, the wine is dark red and violet in color displaying aromas of ripe red and black fruit berries. These deep aromas are well developed and combine well with subtle notes of floral and spice. A good balance of oak and fruit on the palate. It is lush and smooth. It has good intensity, balance and structure and represents the new Douro, which looks to the future while respecting its past.

Event Registration

Tinto Wine Tasting & Dinner
Lisbon By Night
Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 pm
Mail to:
Body & Soul Of Portugal Wine Club
1260 Dundas St. West
RPO Box 16031
Toronto ON  M6J 3W2
Enclosed find our cheque payable to Body & Soul Of Portugal or Visa credit card information for
____ member/s @ $80 and ____ guests @ $90 =  $ ___________

  • Visa charges will appear as Body & Soul Of Portugal.
If we have your credit card information on file, you may register by e-mail to icunha@rogers.com
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Phone __________________________
E-mail ___________________________________________________________
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