O Produtor, tasting note published in August 29th 2021
Complex and intense aroma of black plums and wild berries, pine wood and the freshness of rosemary. The complexity is enhanced by the careful extraction, a light dry character typical of the Dona Matilde terroir. In the mouth it is voluminous, with plenty exuberance of aromas and excellent acidity, but very elegant, resulting in a perfect balance in a long and intense finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Old Vines with a Field Blend of over 30 traditional Douro grape varieties, some of which remain a complete mystery. Oenology: João Pissarra Viticulture: José Carlos Oliveira In the 1940’s a boy watches his grandfather planting a vineyard on the family property, on the banks of the Douro River. 70 years later, that boy, now also a grandfather, creates a very special wine made of vines harvested precisely from those 70 to 80 year old vines, with more than 30 different varietals that give it a unique and incomparable personality.
Quinta da Dona Matilde
The Dona Matilde estate is one of the oldest properties in the Douro region. Previously known as Enxodreiro, the quinta was part of the first demarcation, ordered by the Marquis of Pombal in 1756, and was part of the properties with authorisation to produce “feitoria wines”, a synonymous expression of the best wines, those intended for export. Even today the entire vineyard has letter A, the highest classification in the region, used in the Port wine sector.