Hugo Mendes

17th February 2024, 4pm – 5pm


Hugo Mendes is one of the most cutting-edge winemakers in Portugal. Hugo worked his way up from cellar rat at Quinta da Murta (Bucelas) to Head Winemaker before launching his own crowd-funded micro-negociant label in 2016. In 2019 Hugo left Quinta da Murta to develop his range, which hails from Lisboa, Tejo and Alentejo. Hugo likes to work with local varieties and weaves his magic on Lisboa’s traditional work horse varieties - Fernão Pires and Vital – as well as noble Arinto.  In Tejo, he is busy elevating Castelão and in Alentejo has produced an accomplished talha wine for his ‘Underdog’ label with his (and our) friends, XXVI Talhas.

The Wines (50ml taster):

Hugo Mendes Lisboa Branco, 2021
Hugo Mendes Tejo Branco, 2021
Hugo Mendes Curtimenta (skin contact), 2022
Hugo Mendes Lisboa Tinto, 2021
Hugo Mendes Alentejo Talha, 2021

Served with a selection of Bar Douro petiscos (snacks) including Croquetes de alheira (smoked Portuguese sausage from Trás os Montes), Paio do Cachaço (black pig pork neck) and Milho Frito (fried polenta)





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