Winery to Watch 2015

Bairrada, Portugal: Ataíde Semedo

Ataíde Semedo works closely with Alvaro Castro’s winemaking team in the Dão and farms his own 12.5 acres of vines in Bairrada. He blends an $18 Bairrada from equal parts baga and touriga nacional, fermenting and aging it in stainless steel without any oak. The 2011 is a beautiful, savory, complex and mind-blowing value. Tina Vaughn serves this wine at The Simone, her three-star restaurant in New York, where it is a delicious partner to chef Chip Smith’s roast duck.