The International Wine Review's Report #23 (June 2010) "The Wines of Ribera del Duero Revisited" recommends the following:
João Portugal Ramos'company produces some of the finest wines in the Alentejo and has associated companies in the Douro and other regions. Founded in 1997 by consulting winemaker and entrepreneur, João Portugal Ramos, the main company has large vineyard holdings today in the viticulture region of Borba from which it produces high quality wines under the Loios, Marquês de Borba, and Vila Santa labels. The Marquês de Borba Reserva Red and the single vineyard Quinta da Viçosa are among his outstanding reds; among the whites, we especially liked the Vila Santa Vinho Branco. João Portugal Ramos also produces excellent wines at his associated companies of Duorum Vinhos (Douro) and Quinta de Foz de Arouce (see our reviews). There is no stopping this amiable and dynamic entrepreneurial winemaker.