PV Tasting Notes
The Andreza Line represents the upper level brand of the Lua Cheia Corporate identity part of the Saven Group. The 2011 Andreza Branco is more about elegance than power, has a lively bright lemon yellow core; it is a very well constructed wine with a good degree of finesse, very fresh and friendly puppy which would easily grow on you and become a favourite, rather lemon tinged apple and pear with streaks of minerality, delicately fresh and juicy but with surprising grip and flavour and some nice persistence on the finish, it should drink very well for a couple of years, certainly through 2015 and possibly beyond, but my preference is to drink it up whilst it remains fresh so through to the end of 2014. Last tasted when bottled in July 2012.Independent Review
90 points Mark Squires The Wine Advocate Dec 2012
The 2011 Codega do Larinho Andreza is a rare monovarietal of this grape. This is not currently imported. Fresh and clean, this pure and lovely wine has considerable persistence on the finish and a lemon-y nuance as well in its youth. While not terribly fleshy, it has more than enough body and it lingers, providing both freshness and intensity of flavor on the palate. It actually becomes quite gripping on the finish as it warms. The more I tasted it, the less I could believe the anticipated street price here. This is a real steal and it should be just perfect this summer. It is a very fine achievement at this price level. How it ages may be another matter, but at the moment and for this upcoming summer it should be awfully fine. Drink now-2015.
This producer was once listed as Aguia de Moura, where the wines are made, with Lua Cheia em Vinhas Velhas just as the brand name. Now that the corporate paperwork is in line, the entities are separated. The Andreza line represents the upper level brand. Colleja is about the only thing you’ll see on the front of the Colleja Tinto. The producer name is in tiny print on the back. In any event, these wines offer tons of value. They are really nice bargain points, worth searching out.
89 points The Wine Entusiast 1/10/2012
This old-vines white is impressive with a serious yet fruity character. It is herbaceous, but it also shows concentration, peach fruit and lively green acidity. Age this for the next year. - R.V.
This very juicy wine would serve well with all manner of lighter style dishes, i.e. Stuffed chicken thigh with herb sauce, Chicken al limone, Sweet and sour chicken, Tandoori-style chicken, Rabbit pie, Partridge and pear casserole, Turkey kiev, Sweetcorn and turkey fritters, Herb-crusted fish, Fennel and herb barbecued whole fish, Fish with lemon and brown butter sauce, Cod with lemon and capers, Braised sea bass with leeks and mushrooms, Sea bass with lime and lemongrass, Creamy pasta with salmon, Carpaccio of sea trout with caper and chive dressing, Poached turbot with white wine sauce, Sashimi of halibut, Stuffed lemon sole, John Dory with scallop and mussel nage, Hot roast snapper with coconut, chilli and lime salsa, Sesame coated tuna with tomato avocado salsa, Tuna stir-fry, Sea bream baked in a salt crust with roasted fennel and grapefruit, Pan-fried red mullet fillet with chargrilled aubergine and roasted red pepper, Chargrilled squid, Stuffed razor clams with parmesan cheese crust, Linguine with prawns and mussels, or even prawn cocktail.