O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2017
With a average concentration of sugars and good acidity levels, Rufo do Vale D. Maria is an elegant and very fresh wine, with great concentration, strong aromatic and fruity flavors and a very good freshness in its finish. Great balance and acidity, intense and velvety, with finesse and elegance.
Vinification took place at Quinta Vale D. Maria, in stainless steel for 7 to 12 days at temperatures between 22° and 27° Celsius. Ageing in a mix of two, three and four year old French oak barriques for 12 months. Another 13 months in stainless steel.
Lemos & Van Zeller
Quinta Vale D. Maria is a very old property in the heart of the Douro Demarcated Region. A small but dedicated team of winemakers and winemakers – Sandra Tavares da Silva, Joana Pinhão and Cristiano van Zeller – try to ensure that each of the Port or Douro DOC wines represents the best that the Region has to offer. The efforts try to be characterized by innovation and differentiation. The aim is that the wines reflect personality, character, pleasure, fun, being directed towards people and the pleasure of life.
Lemos & van Zeller, Lda.
Rua de Gondarém, 1427 – 2º Dt. Ala Norte 4150-380 Porto Portugal