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Quinta do Vallado Douro Sousao 2016


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

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