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Red Wine
Quinta do Vallado
Reserva Field Blend 2016, 75cl
Douro

29
approx. £25.44

 14.5%

 Good ageing

 Serve at 16º-18º

 Bordeaux

96/100  Wine Spectator

18/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in September 12th 2018

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Quinta do Vallado

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Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. Origin of the blend: 70% old vineyards (more than 20 grape varieties all mixed) with Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca and others ; 27% from 15 years old vines of Touriga Nacional and 3% of Sousão.

Flavour: Very concentrated, with balsamic oak notes, fig and black plum aromas, tobacco.

Taste: Full bodied, firm, mature and silky tannins. Mineral notes and a very elegant, persistent and complex finish.

Vinification: The grapes from the old vineyards (over 80 years old) were vinified in stainless steel, temperature controlled, remontage vats, holding up to 5.000 kilos of grapes each. The chosen parcels of the 16 hectares of the old vineyards at Quinta do Vallado were vinified separately, the fermentation lasting an average of 8 to 20 days. The grapes from the younger vineyards of Sousão were foot trodden in lagares and fermented in the lagares for 6 days.

Ageing: The wines from the old vineyards were then stored in stainless steel tanks for the duration of the malolactic fermentation and were afterwards racked to 225 litres new French Allier Oak barriques. The wines from new vineyards after a first racking were immediately stored in similar 225 litres barriques of new French oak. The wine was kept for 17 months on the barriques.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100651

Quinta do Vallado

Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to her descendents. It lies on both banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro river, near its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua.

For almost 200 years, Quinta do Vallado´s main activity was the production of Porto wines, that were commercialized by the Ferreira Port House (belonging to the Ferreira family).

Following Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira´s great achievement, her Great grand-son Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, and his son Jorge Cabral Ferreira were the main architects of the further development of the Quinta´s vineyards and winery.

Moving from the centuries-old tradition of selling the farm´s production to the Ferreira Portwine House, in 1993, under the direction of Guilherme Álvares Ribeiro and his wife Maria Antónia Ferreira, the company decided to extend the business towards the production, bottling and marketing of own-label wines.

Also in 1993 under the guidance of Prof. Nuno Magalhães, a deep restructuring of the vineyards was started, with the objective of increasing the production of high quality grape varieties. These new vineyards were planted with the best varieties in single plots, breaking with the old tradition of planting many different varieties in the same vineyard.

The homogenization of treatment, ripening and picking times made for a clear improvement in processes and translated into a much more regular, easy to control and economically effective quality production.

One of the methods introduced was to implement a general preliminary survey of the crop. This allows to prune out surplus clusters from some of the high-producing varieties, while still green, greatly enhancing the quality and the richness of the remaining grapes.

With 50 ha of vineyards aged from 6 to 15 years and having kept 20 ha of the best old plots, more than 80 years old, Quinta do Vallado, and it’s executives João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro, Francisco Ferreira (head of agricultural management) and Francisco Olazabal (oenologist), all descendants of Dona Antónia, has achieved national and international acclaimed levels of quality and recognition.

The construction of the new winery and barriques cellar, started in 2008 and concluded in the fall of 2009, combines state of the art technology with a high quality architecture project, making it one of the places to visit in the Douro valley.

Address

Quinta do Vallado, Sociedade Agrícola, Lda.

Vilarinho dos Freires
5050-364 – Peso da Régua
Portugal