Alianca Bairrada Baga
Alianca's flagship wine, rich, spicy bramble and plum fruit with 14 months in new oak creating this deep, complex and well structured wine.
Rich smoky black fruit aromas, with star anise, clove and a touch of spicy oak, lead on to a complex palate. Ripe bramble fruit and plum flavours are backed by well-structured tannins and a touch of dark chocolate - all lifted by balancing acidity.
A great match for the local speciality - suckling pig; but works well with many Chinese dishes too such as pork belly, ribs and duck.
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Aliança was founded in 1927, over 80 years ago, by 11 associates led by Domingos Silva and Ângelo Neves, in Sangalhos (Anadia’s county), Bairrada region.
The company started its activity by exporting to Brasil, África and Europe, representing, nowadays more than 50% of Aliança’s clientele.
Aliança is proud of their quality wines, sparkling wines and brandy not only available in Portugal but in the 60 countries they export to.
In 2007, Commander José Berardo acquired Aliança’s major capital, and made it part of Grupo Bacalhôa.
The social designation of Caves Aliança S.A. was modified to Aliança Vinhos de Portugal S.A. In March 2008, the institutional image was changed and the brand Aliança Vinhos de Portugal started to be distributed by Viborel Distribuição S.A. in the national market.
Recently Aliança made large investments in wine tourism by remodeling the facilities in Sangalhos. Aliança has an excellent tour circuit that shows the passion and patience that goes into making sparkling wine. Guests can visit the different stages of fermentation in the tunnels, breathe in the smell of oak near the impressive amount of barrels, and end the tour with a stop by the traditional brandy cellars.
Aliança wines includes Quinta dos Quatro Ventos, Quinta da Garrida, Quinta da Terrugem and Quinta das Baceladas. Aliança has won several awards, nationally and internationally, and in 2005 Wine Spectator listed them as one of the 20 best wine companies in the sector worldwide, being the only winery in Iberian Peninsula to be included.