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White Wine
Quinta do Portal
Grand Reserve 2020, 75cl
Douro

35,69
approx. £30.50

 13.5%

 2023-2033

 Serve at 10°-12°

18/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in February 12th 2023

The bright yellow hue immediately captures our attention! We are then treated to an aromatic complexity where we find a blend of floral notes, dominated by white flowers, and ripe fruits with yellow pulp and dehydrated fruits. On the palate, the toasty notes from the wood take us to another dimension, warmer and more complex, always accompanied by a beautiful acidity and enveloping volume. Finally, an intoxicating freshness lingers on the finish! Long and promising a beautiful future with bottle aging...

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Quinta do Portal

The Quinta do Portal Grand Reserve White Wine is born from the blend of various white grape varieties, with the main ones being Gouveio, Viosinho, and Rabigato.

The 2019/2020 viticultural year was characterized by its warmth and dryness. However, April was very rainy, which allowed the soils to be replenished to withstand the very hot and dry weather in July and August. July was even considered the hottest since 1931! We thus had a vegetative cycle that once again forced us to start harvesting in August. This is the fourth time in the last 6 years, and the 6th since the first time in 2009.

It was a challenging harvest, especially for interpreting the ripening of white grapes, but we managed to harvest with good acidity and avoid high sugar concentrations. The white wines, which were very closed during the harvest, emerge full of vibrant and seductive aromas.

In summary: great wines on the way in a once again atypical year!

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation. Partial fermentation in stainless steel tanks, with finishing in old oak barrels.

Aging: In the same barrels for 22 months. Bottling: February 2023.

A very versatile wine. Do not limit yourself to fish and seafood, and dare to try pairings typically attributed to red wines! Do not forget hard cheese.

Winemaker: Paulo Coutinho

Awards:

91/100 – Revista de Vinhos (wine magazine)
93/100 – Wine Enthusiast
90/100 – Best of Portugal – Vinum

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107351

Quinta do Portal

Quinta do Portal is a family fine winemaking company that embraced with passion the “Boutique Winery” concept. We proudly produce DOC Douro wines, premium Port Wines and Moscatel. This project that started in the early 90’s of the XX century, had on its base a centenary estate where our family has been producing Port since the last years of the XIX century. Our commitment to the production of quality wines has been, since the first moment, the heart and soul of Quinta do Portal. This effort, passion and dedication have been recognized both at a national and international level during the course of the years.

Address

Quinta do Portal, S.A.

Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro, 293 1E
4200-314 Porto
Portugal