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Sogrape extends Callabriga range

Published:  18 January, 2007

Sogrape, the company behind Mateus Ros, has extended its Callabriga range with three new wines: the first from the Do region, and two Reservas from the Douro and the Alentejo.

The 2003 Callabriga Douro and Alentejo wines have been around for about a year, priced at 8.99; the two new Reservas will have an RRP of 14.99, with the Do Callabriga priced at 8.99. All five wines are blends, with Tinta Roriz/

Aragonz (aka Tempranillo) the predominant variety. Each region is colour-coded, with a standout colour on the neck. Around 50,000 bottles of each of the Reservas will be made, and about 75,000 of each of the other three wines.

Vasco Magalhes of Sogrape told Harpers: We are promoting a strong brand that people can pronounce and remember. There's a huge potential to produce table wines in the Douro, and you cannot produce a good Port and a good DOC wine with the same grapes, because you need different maturations.'

The table wines will be looked after in the UK by Stevens Garnier.

Sogrape has also opened a revamped winery on the site of its 20-year-old site in the Alto Douro near Pinho. The winery, which has a capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, now boasts a gravity-fed system, and will be used for Port production.