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Quinta do Vallado Vintage 'Adelaide' Port 2016

Overview

A full-bodied port, with deep and strong aromas of intense dark fruit. It has ripe and gripping tannins, excellent structure and complexity, with a very long finish.

Wine Facts


Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from both estate vineyards and vineyards controlled by Quinta do Vallado in Rio Torto). The grapes (70% with stalks) were fermented 4 days in “lagares” with periodic foot trodding. The wine is then aged for 20 months in stainless steel vats.



Serving Hints
A classic vintage Port from the region, it is perfect served on its own, and also very tasty when served with aged Stilton or other blue cheeses and nuts.

Interesting fact
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. Adelaide Vintage Port was named in her honor.



PRODUCER: Quinta do Vallado
COUNTRY: Portugal
REGION: Douro (DOC)
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% mix of grapes from old vineyards in the valley of Rio Torto
ACIDITY: 4.19 G/L
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 96 G/L
pH: 3.79
ALCOHOL: 19.5%


Press Highlights

2015: 95 Pts - Wine Spectator, Aug 2017
2015: 93-95 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2017
2015: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2017
2015: 94 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2017
2012: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb. 2015
2012: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr. 2015
2011: 96 Pts  “Hot Wine” – Wine Spectator, “Insider”, Feb. 2014
2011: 95 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, November 2013
2009: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Apr. 2011

 
 
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