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photoblog image Mateus Palace, Vila Real, Portugal

Mateus Palace, Vila Real, Portugal

 

The home of Mateus Rosé wine - once the most popular Portuguese wine in the UK.

Mateus Palace, Vila Real, Portugal

 

The home of Mateus Rosé wine - once the most popular Portuguese wine in the UK.

comments (12)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Apr 2018, 01:08
impressive structure
Tom Wilson: It's a beautiful house in a lovely setting.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 14 Apr 2018, 01:15
Wonderful place.

That wine might have been #1 in the World at one time, Tom, but palates have shifted...
Tom Wilson: It is, Ray - I'd happily return smile As for the wine - when it became popular it was sweetened for what was thought to be the English palate, then when tastes changed, it fell out of favour.
What a handsome estate!
Tom Wilson: Absolutely wonderful.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Apr 2018, 07:28
They obviously did very well out of the stuff Tom, made a great deal of money
Tom Wilson: Actually, I think the original Dukes, whose line died out must have made their money in other ways, and the winery is now owned, I think by the big Sogrape company.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Apr 2018, 10:11
Yes - you rarely come across it now
Tom Wilson: £5.00 a bottle from Amazon Pantry smile A bargain!
Mateus was a very popular wine in the late 60's, early 70's.
Tom Wilson: It's had a relaunch in the noughties and seems to be doing well again.
Great picture Tom. Mateus is still a nice wine but it's more difficult to get hold of these days.
Tom Wilson: As I said to Lisl - £5.00 a bottle from Amazon Pantry smile
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 14 Apr 2018, 18:08
great shot, Tom. is this also once from your slide archives several years ago? i think the bright sunshine of the time contributed to an effective shot in b/w
Tom Wilson: Yes, it's a converted slide smile
good composition Tom... we drank a lot of Mateus Rosé back in the sixties....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter - I guess we all did! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Apr 2018, 19:56
Ah... I remember Mateus Rosé wine; I used to like it very much. I've not seen it for some time now, though, unless I'm looking in the wrong place.
Tom Wilson: Try Amazon - £5.00 a bottle from Amazon Pantry smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Apr 2018, 21:32
It looks like a fairy- tale castle.
Tom Wilson: It does indeed! It's described as north Portuguese baroque smile
> Great with the reflection too.

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