21st February 2024, 7pm – 10pm
Rui Reguinga, one of Portugal’s best-known winemaker consultants, started making his own wines in 2004. His first label, Terrenus, saw him return to Alentejo’s Portalegre sub-region where his career began in 1991. Back then, Rui describes Portalegre as being “like a desert – no-one went there. No-one was trained in viticulture or winemaking. The locals had just grown grapes or made wine for a long time.” Today, Portalegre is a magnet for young guns and big players alike. Being an early adopter, Rui has the good fortune to own several old field blend vineyards rising from around 500m to over several hundred metres. Vinha de Serra, his highest and oldest, is planted to terraces of centenarian vines. His range includes Amphora wines.
The Wines (125ml glass):
Terrenus Branco, 2019
Terrenus Amphorae 'Vinha da Ammaia' Branco, 2021
Terrenus Vinhas Velhas Reserva Branco, 2022
Terrenus Tinto, 2019
Terrenus Reserva Vinhas Velhas Tinto, 2017
Terrenus Amphorae 'Vinha da Ammaia' Tinto, 2022
An intimate wine dinner in the private dining room at London Bridge. Wines will be thoughtfully paired by Bar Douro with four courses of Portuguese small plates designed for the table to share.