Red Wine
Quinta da Leda
2016, 75cl

approx. £34.34


 Good ageing

 Serve at 16º-18º


93/100  Wine Spectator

18/20  Revista de Vinhos


O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2017

A deep ruby colour. An intense and very complex aroma of dried fruits, such as almonds and hazelnuts, with floral notes of lavender, balsamic hints of cedar and menthol, spicy tones, touches of shrubbiness and minerality, and additional notes of black fruit and very high quality wood. On the palate, it is full-bodied and smooth at the same time, with lively, well-integrated tannins and further notes of flowers and black fruit that invite a finish of great elegance and longevity.

Quinta da Leda

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Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. The Wine: Quinta da Leda is a top-quality wine of great complexity and elegance, a fine example of the richness and modernity of great Douro wines today. It is an honoured member of the range of Casa Ferreirinha, the company with the longest tradition of production of top-quality unfortified Douro wines and one of the most respected Douro names throughout the world.

Harvest Year: A mild and dry winter. Continuous rainfall from the end of winter extended into spring, accompanied by
periods of low temperature. These factors contributed to abnormal incidences of disease on the vine,
especially mildew, and also affected flowering. Summer was mild with occasional heatwaves and
generally cold nights that contributed to a long and balanced end to maturation. The resulting wines
produced were of superior quality.

Winemaking: Vinified at the Quinta da Leda winery from grapes on the estate bursting with maturation, with a view to
obtaining higher aromatic and polyphenolic concentration. After total destemming and soft-crushing, the
grapes are transferred to stainless steel tanks or lagares, where maceration and alcoholic fermentation
take place. Maceration is adapted accorded to each grape variety; temperature controls and
“pumping-over” techniques tailored to their individual characteristics

Maturation: After final fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak barrels (50% new and 50% used) for a period of
roughly 18 months. The final blend is made after careful selection following numerous organoleptic tests
and analysis undertaken during this period. In order to preserve the highest possible quality, the wine is
only subject to light filtration prior to bottling. As it did not undergo cold stabilization, a natural sediment
may form in the bottle over time.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100321

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