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Quinta do Vallado Douro Red 2019

Overview

Concentrated with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and “esteva” (a local Portuguese resinous bush). The wine offers good structure, with matured round tannins and a long, persistent finish.

Wine Facts


Winemaker Notes
Approximately 80 % of the grapes come from vines planted in the 1990s and 20% from old vines aged between 60 – 100 years. The grapes were fermented in 10,000 and 5,000 kg stainless steel tanks for a week. All wines were fermented under controlled temperature varying between 73.4 – 77 F (23–25C). 90% of the wine is aged for 8 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 10% is aged in used 225 Litre French Oak Barrels (3rd & 4th year) for 16 months, until final blending.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with light meat dishes, such as pork, or flavorful, hard cheeses, such as Italian cow and sheep’s milk cheeses.



Producer: Quinta do Vallado
Region: Douro (DOC)
Country: Portugal
Wine Composition: 30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 5% Sousão, 25% mixed old vineyards (over 80 yrs old)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 4.9 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1 g/dm3
pH: 3.75


Press Highlights

2019: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2021
2018: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2020
2017: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb 2020
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2020
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2019
2016: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
2015: 90 Pts - wine Enthusiast, June 2018
2012: 90 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine & Spirits, Apr. 2015
2012: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2015

2011: 91 Pts - James Suckling, Aug. 2013
2011: 90 Pts 'Besy Buy' - Wine & Spirits, Apr. 2015


 
 
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