Red Wine (Douro, Portugal) - Bottle

Red Wine (Douro, Portugal) - Bottle

Quinta do Vallado
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This delicious, medium bodied red wine from Portugal is the perfect contrast to some of our more spicy sauced tinned fish.

Concentrated with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and “esteva” (a local Portuguese resinous bush).  The wine offers good structure, with matured round tannins and a long, persistent finish.  Consistently rated 90 or over from major reviewers.

Eighty percent of the Estate-grown grapes came from younger vines (8-to-12 years of age), with the remaining 20% coming from very old parts of the vineyards (vines of 80 years or older).  Grapes from both from the old and newer vines were fermented in 10,000 kg and 5,000 kg stainless steel tanks for a week.  All the grapes were fermented at controlled temperatures, ranging between 25° and 27° C.  Seventy percent of the final blend was aged 15 months in stainless steel tanks, while the remaining 30% was aged in 225 L French Oak barriques (third-and fourth-use), until final blending.

This blend is dark red, with crimson highlights and an intense, mature red fruit nose, with hints of violets and 'esteva' (a local Portuguese herb that has sweet, warm balsamic aromas with a hint of earthiness).  The palate shows great structure and a full-bodied elegance, with mature, round tannins, leading to a long, persistent finish.

Ingredients:  30% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 5% Sousão, 25% mixed old vineyards (over 80 yrs old) / 13.5% alcohol

Weight:  750 ml