' Quintessential Wines - Vallado Douro Sousao
SEARCH
Wine Search
 

Quinta do Vallado Douro Sousao 2016

Overview

Very concentrated, with balsamic oak notes, black fruit and tobacco spices on the nose. The taste is full-bodied and fleshy, with an excellent acidity, long, fresh finish, redolent of black fruit on the palate and through the finish.



Winemaker Notes
The grapes were foot-trodden in traditional Portuguese lagares for six days, after which the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. It was then aged 18 months in French oak barriques 30% new and 70% used - second year).


Serving Hints
Serve between 60.8° F to 64.4° F with 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: 100% Sousao
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.6 G/L
Residual Sugar: <0.6 G/L
pH: 3.4


Press Highlights

2020: 93 Pts - Wine Advocate, July 2022
2019: 95 Pts - Wine Advocate, Mar 2022
2019: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2022
2016: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, Web-Only 2019
2016: 92-94 Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2018
2016: 91 Pts - Wine Enthustiast, Nov 2019
2012: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, June 2015


 
 
2022 Copyright Quintessential Wines
Powered by vinSUITE Web Design: CALEIDOS   Follow Us
Home Our Wines Shop QW Logon QW Logon-CA QW NJ/NY Careers WebMail Contact Us Subscribe QW Brochure Contests/Rules