The grapes come from vineyards controlled by Quinta do Vallado in Rio Torto. 20% of the field blend is aged for three years in toneis, traditional wooden barrels. The remaining 80% of the wine is aged in stainless steel vats.
A late bottled vintage Port from the region is excellent when served on its own and also pairs well with blue cheese, nuts, and rich chocolate desserts.
Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira was an ancestor of the current owners of Quinta do Vallado. A remarkable woman, especially for her time (mid- to-late 1700s), she was one of the most powerful port producers in Portugal who built the Ferreira Port label into one of the best in the country. It also was one of the very few port houses owned by a Portuguese family (at that time, most were owned by British companies). It is on her land that Quinta do Vallado is situated.
Producer: Quinta do Vallado
Region: Douro (D.O.C.)
Wine Composition: 100% Field Blend mix of grapes from old vineyards in the valley of Rio Torto
Total Acidity: 3.9 g/l
Residual Sugar: 90 g/l
2018: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2022
2017: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov 2022
2017: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, Mar 2022