September 2022

Featured Wines of the Month


Wines from Quinta Monteiro de Matos

Founded in the 1950’s, Quinta Monteiro de Matos is a family-owned winery, with vineyards located in the Bairro area of the Tejo Region of Portugal.


3rd generation of the family is currently running all aspects of production and business. Viticulture has deep roots in Tejo and is well known as one of the oldest wine producing regions in the country as vineyards have thrived on the banks of the Tejo River since Roman times. The Tejo River has defined the landscape, climate and economy for centuries, and can be credited for shaping the distinct terroirs found across the region, making the surrounding plains and riverbanks an ideal terrain to cultivate native grapes in Portugal. The combination of culture and history with modern and innovating winemaking techniques make the Monteiro de Matos wines exciting and unique.


Reserva do Paul Selection 2021: This bold wine is a blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Profound and intense garnet color, with complex aromas of blackberry, raspberry and pepper. Full-bodied with well structured tannins and a persistent finish.

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Reserva do Paul Touriga Nacional 2021: 100% Touriga Nacional, a grape synonymous with wines from Portugal. Bold and lush, this is a powerful wine. Good concentration of tannins and a bit of spice from the oak aging combine with black fruit and a hint of floral notes. Nicely textured.

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Reserva do Paul Syrah 2019: 100% Syrah. Intense ruby red color, with aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry. Full-bodied with balanced tannins and a long, lingering finish.

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Terras de Paul 2021: Savor this blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Touriga Nacional, 20% Alicante Bouschet—typical style of blend but adding Syrah to this is unique to Monteiro de Matos. Good concentration of fruit and tannin, the wine is well structured, and shows finesse and silky elegance.

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Peter Zemmer wines shine at

James Suckling

"Great Wines of Italy"

New York - Sept 2022


Peter Zemmer Pinot Noir

Riserva Vigna Kofl 2019


92 points - James Suckling


"A savory and smoky pinot nero with notes of charred bark, oyster shells, grilled herbs, spiced cherries and currants. Medium-bodied with lightly chewy tannins. Rich espresso notes to close."

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Peter Zemmer Pinot Grigio Riserva Giatl 2019


92 points - James Suckling


"A more complex and rounded pinot grigio with aromas of almonds, cedar, lemon curd, white peaches and meringue. Medium to full body with a buttery texture. Sweet vanilla notes to close."

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New Reviews & Ratings

Ceralti Alfeo

Bolgheri Superiore 2019


92 points - Vinous

"This is a rich, sumptuous wine. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, menthol and licorice meld together as this exuberant, plush Bolgheri Rosso opens in the glass."

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92 points - Wine Advocate

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92 points - James Suckling

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Ceralti Scirè

Bolgheri Rosso 2020


92 points - James Suckling


"This has aromas of peppercorns, lemon leaves, blackcurrants and purple flowers. Hints of cinnamon, too. Medium-bodied with bright acidity and finely knit tannins. Vibrant and fresh, with a crunhy, peppery finish."

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Ceralti Sonoro

Bolgheri Superiore 2019


93 points - Wine Advocate


"Luscious, ripe, inky and impenetrable. The wine reveals dark fruit, dried blackberry, dusty baking spice and scorched earth. It ages in new 300-liter oak barrels, and it's hard not to notice that warm 15% alcohol woven into the wine's thick textural fiber."

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Domaine Fredavelle Aromance Rosè 2021


90 points - Wine & Spirits


"This wine's green notes bring to mind a salted watermelon salad garnished with watercress, spicing up its core of juicy fruit. The wine lost that greenness with a day of air, becoming juicy and succulent within its saline edges."

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Château Pilet

Bordeaux Blanc 2021


88 points - Wine Enthusiast

'BEST BUY'


"The wine is full of ripe white fruits. Peach and kiwi add a more exotic character to the wine's fruitiness and youthful texture. It is ready to drink."

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For more information or to place an order please contact HB Wine Merchants

Mike Riego

Phone: 302-384-5991 or email: mriego2@gmail.com

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