Wine

June Harmonisations

We created this section with the intention of sharing the experience of visiting O Paparico. Endowed with a wide wine offer, the selection of the pairings that we present to our guests converges in a process that involves meticulous research - of the wines and their producers - and synergy with our cuisine.
 
In line with the three creations in evidence during June - "Canja à Sargaceira", the Milk Kid and Stewed Broad Beans and the Creamy Sponge Cake and Elderberry Flower - it is possible to recall distinct moments of tasting and describe the wines that paired them faithfully.

"Good is life, but better is wine!" - Fernando Pessoa

O Paparico is a restaurant with a very present cultural and gastronomic side, simultaneously, it is a nature lover and a space designed by people for people. We believe that the future of gastronomy lies in the interpersonal relationships we create. Thus, no harmonization process is static, there is always a human component focused on all those who visit us.
 
The energy of the space is intense and involving. And our creations are the mirror of well-sharpened creativity and distinctive flavours. The selection of wines is the fruit of the same ingenious spirit. Mostly composed of Portuguese wines, the pairings that we will approach will reflect the best that the national terroir offers us.
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The first choice of wine by sommelier Fernando Mansilha - Arvard 2020 - paired with the creation "Canja à Sargaceira", whose elements are a true maritime ode. The wine, in turn, as it comes from the Algarve and due to its proximity to the sea, also has saline notes, vibrant acidity and a mineral finish. As it has a very fresh and light aroma, it is ideal to accompany this dish.
 
The red wine - Pardusco 2012 - harmonized with the Milk Kid and Stewed Broad Beans, a summer creation, with a soft and green taste. As the kid is its main element, we thought of a wine that would accompany its elegant and noble taste. Garnet coloured with a hint of orange, it presents, at first, an aroma of jam fruits, namely guava. Afterwards, it is fresher, with vegetable and slightly minty notes. It is perfect for this combination, as it has a freshness that comes from its acidity and oxidative notes resulting from age, such as forest floor. It ends with a medium finish.
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Finally, the Creamy Sponge Cake and Elderberry Flower was paired with port wine - Quinta das Lamelas 30 Years Old White - our sommelier chose a sweet wine to accompany this dessert, taking into account its fresh and summery component associated with elderflower. This wine presents a high sweetness and simultaneously good acidity, which makes it very balanced. The final notes of this wine, such as vanilla, orange, caramel and almond, match perfectly with those of the sour cream that accompanies the sponge cake, which apart from its slightly bitter taste, has vanilla and dried fruit notes, such as pistachio.

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