O Produtor, tasting note published in July 14th 1905
Intense and dark purple-red colour.
Intense and dark. Aromas of ripe fruit such as plum and spices very well integrated. Dense and intense Douro nose. Full-bodied, sensual and enveloping, with a broad attack that follows to a mid-palate without weight, but intense, defined by a fantastic energy. Round tannins and a mouth-watering acidity, expansive and intensely floral finish.
Our greatest masterpiece.
Zuccaro is unique. Grapes from a field blend that give origin to this wine. More than 16 grape varieties identified, in a schist soil, from a group of 7 plots with different sun exposure, at an altitude ranging from 620 to 710 m. Our commitment ensured a quality production. There was no significant drop in production, on the contrary, the grapes survived and were
and were strong and healthy enough to develop good wines.
It emerges indecipherable. It is harmonious and elegant. Long profile that seduces any mortal. A nectar of identity which carries name and surname: Quinta Alta – Zuccaro! Manual harvest on 27 September 2018,carried out in crates of up to 20 kg, manual selection on a mat. After destemming, it goes straight to the press, with controlled temperature for maceration with pre-fermentative foot treading also with controlled temperature. Aged for 30 months in new, medium toast French oak barrels, with malolactic fermentation.
Here, only the strongest, most resilient and courageous resist the trials of this arid land, where the sap springs forth in the form of still and fortified wines, of an unequalled quality and recognised all over the world.
The Douro is also known for being the cradle of extraordinary women who were ahead of their time. It is therefore the ideal place for the birth of an unusual wine brand led by a woman – Fernanda Zuccaro.
QALT is the reflection of this struggling, enterprising and audacious woman who, coming from the other side of the Atlantic, wishes to ally the ancestral history of the Douro to the modernity of the new markets.
An unconditional lover of international wines, she admires above all the tenacity of the women of the Douro – whose pinnacle is D. Maria Antónia Ferreira – and for this reason, she makes a point of honouring all the women of this land with her distinctive, elegant and above all audacious wines.
Its white, rosé and red wines have already taken their first steps on the national and Brazilian markets. Now, like an odyssey of the discoveries, it wants to conquer the world!
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