O Produtor, tasting note published in May 23rd 2019
Intense red colour with a violet touch. A lively aroma with a focus on ripe fruit, where slight notes of jam and a floral touch stand out. From its passage through the French oak barrel, the wine inherited the notes of spices and smoked, which integrate perfectly with the notes of ripe black fruits. On the palate it has an intense flavour where the elegant tannin is very persistent. The particular acidity of this wine, together with its volume, gives it an elegance that lasts and well characterises it. Wine with great ageing potential.
The grapes come from the oldest plot with 100 year-old vines. The date of harvest of each plot is determined according to the ideal ripeness of the grapes. The vinification is done in granite presses with foot treading. Fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature. Maceration takes about fifteen days. Ageing for 24 months in new French oak barrels. Limited to existing stock. In case the wine you bought is out of stock, we will contact you to propose a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Promotions on wines cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Quinta da Foz
The Quinta da Foz It consists of 22 ha of old vines and olive groves, with an average age of over 80 years, planted in schist soils, with a maximum altitude of 250m. To ensure the best use of the land and the best sun exposure, the steep slopes of Quinta da Foz, with slopes that exceed 25% in some areas, have been moulded to implant the vines in three different ways: terraces, traditional terraces and vineyards on the hillside. Over centuries of cultivation with traditional techniques, the Durians have discovered unique ways of planting their vines, by making the rock on the surface of the arable soil. In turn, the schist guarantees and controls the temperature, thus creating the unique microclimate of the Douro for the development of the vine and roots. The total production of the vines is A-rated, which makes the wines produced at Quinta da Foz high quality. More than 30 varieties are planted at Quinta da Foz, the predominant ones being Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz. In winemaking, tradition is associated with innovation, using sophisticated techniques combined with foot treading in granite lagares at a controlled temperature. These are all conditions that together make the great wines of Quinta da Foz.