History

The People

The AB Valley Wines arise in 2016, a fruit of a partnership between António Sousa, winemaker in the region, and Bernardo Lencastre, vigneron in the region and a perfect wine lover. The pleasure of making wine and transposing the boundaries of a certain status quo, that takes a little over the whole region, led these two long-time friends to implement a project that translates the irreverence towards a paradigm and the need to transpose the boundaries of experience, by exponentially acquired knowledge, in the production and in the vineyard. If on the one hand, Antonio lends the know-how to the project, Bernardo lends the irreverence, the constant challenge of the defined horizons and the experience in the diffusion and marketing of the brand.

The Idea

Since the beginning, our idea was to make wines that express the potential of our autochthonous grape varieties and the terroir of Vinhos Verdes Sub-region of Amarante. This terroir is ideal for the development of grape varieties such as Avesso, Arinto and Azal, in the white wine grapes, or Espadeiro and Vinhão, in the red wine grapes, because of the rich soil and the protection against the influence of the Atlantic Sea. The result is a more matured grape, a good acidity and a higher alcohol level, when compared to the rest of the region. This terroir, alongside with those grape varieties, allow unique and diverse experiments that enable different wines which is the aim of our project.

The Wine

Working with the grapes that are considered the most important of the region, Alvarinho, Avesso, Arinto, Loureiro and Vinhão, and joining them to others that are gaining very strong roots in this excellent terroir, António Sousa aims to reflect, through his personal imprint, the perfect symbiosis between terroir and varieties, seeking an aromatic equilibrium, on the one hand, and a unique complexity, on the other. This symbiosis resulted in two highly distinct ranges that reflect the potential of the varieties and the different forms of production. Thus, it is possible to experience the aromatic range (representing the A in AB), younger, irreverent and fresh and the aged in barrels (representing B in AB), more serious, fairly complex, balanced and very gastronomic.

Our Wines

Opção

Alvarinho 2016

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Avesso 2016

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Loureiro 2016

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Rose 2016

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Superior 2016

Opção

Avesso Reserve 2016

Medals

Gold Medal

  • Mundus Vini
  • Opção Alvarinho
  • Best of Vinhos Verdes
  • Opção Avesso
  • Wines of Portugal 2017
  • Opção Rose
  • Selection BBQ Season 2017
  • Opção Alvarinho
  • Selection BBQ Season 2017
  • Opção Loureiro

Silver Medal

  • Sommelier Wine Awards
  • Opção Loureiro
  • Wines of Portugal 2017
  • Opção Avesso
  • Selection BBQ Season 2017
  • Opção Superior

Commended

  • Best of Vinhos Verdes
  • Honra Regional Minho
  • Opção Alvarinho
  • Sommelier Wine Awards
  • Opção Superior
  • Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Opção Avesso
  • Decanter World Wine Awards
  • Opção Superior

Our Team

António Sousa

António Sousa

Winemaker
Bernardo Lencastre

Bernardo Lencastre

Winelover
Rui Pires

Rui Pires

Wineseller

Participation in Wine Fairs.

We have been participating in Wine Fairs around the globe. From Portugal to Japan, from Germany to United States, we have been showing our wines to all that wish to get familiar with us and our history.

Next Dates

6873

Happy Clients

6

Number of Wines

9

Number of countries

12

Number of Medals

Contact us

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Tv. Eirastos 167, 4600-661 Amarante, PT

+351 255-090-212

geral@abwines.pt

www.abwines.pt