O Produtor, tasting note published in July 14th 1905
Defined citrine colour with abundant greenish tones. Quite perfumed aroma, intense, reminiscent of orange blossom, apricot, some tropical fruit, along with smoky notes from the barrel that give complexity to the set. The flavour is full-bodied and creamy, but without losing lightness and finesse. Lemon notes give it freshness and lengthen the finish.
Manual selection of the grapes on a selection belt at the entrance to the winery. Soft pneumatic pressing, followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats for 3 weeks at a temperature of 15%. Final alcoholic fermentation in French oak barrels: 20% new, 80% used. Ageing of 6 months in barriques, with weekly battonage.
Quinta da Rede
The oldest historical records of Quinta da Rede date from 1484. It is part of the Douro wine region even before the 1756 demarcation. The Quinta overlooks the Douro River on its right bank, between Mesão Frio and Régua, an altitude of between 90 and 140 metres. It is renowned for being the place where fishing nets (meaning Rede) once stretched from one side of the Douro River to the other. Quinta da Rede belongs to the magnificent Douro wine-growing landscape that has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage.
Quinta da Rede has a privileged location in the Douro, next to the river and where white and red Reserva and Grande Reserva wines are produced.
José Alves, the owner, acquired the quinta in 1995, in order to set his project in motion, which aims to change in some way the way in which the vineyards and wines of the Douro are worked, produced and promoted.
More ideas to cement and extend the brand to external markets and clients will be presented here soon.
We want our clients and friends to be aware of everything that is happening at Quinta da Rede and with its wines.
Quinta da Rede
Av. Conselheiro José Maria Alpoim Nº166, 5040-324 Mesão Frio