The grapes come from vineyards controlled by Quinta do Vallado in Rio Torto. The grapes (70% with stalks) were fermented for 4 days in “lagares” with periodic foot-trodding. The wine is then aged for 21 months in stainless steel vats.
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.
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 (DOC)
Wine Composition: 100% Field Blend mix of grapes from old vineyards in the valley of Rio Torto
Total Acidity: 4.1 g/l
Residual Sugar: 96 g/l
2020: 91+ Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2022
2019: 96 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2021
2019: 94 Pts - Wine Advocate, Mar 2022
2019: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June/July Issue
2018: 97 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb 2021
2018: 95 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2020
2018: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, Jan 2021
2018: 92 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2020
2015: 93-95 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2017
2015: 95 Pts - Wine Spectator, Aug 2017
2015: 94 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2017 ‘Collector’s Edition’