Quinta Do Vallado Red Blend Douro Reserva 2009

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

This lush, vibrant red drips with unctuous dark fruit flavors that feature plenty of cocoa powder and spice accents. Well-balanced and fresh, with a long, rich and creamy finish. Drink now through 2016. -KM Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Douro in Portugal. 2009 Quinta do Vallado Douro Reserva 750ml

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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 D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to the family of her descendants. It lies on both banks of the Corgo river, a tributary to the Douro river, right near to its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua. For almos... Read more
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 D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to the family of her descendants. It lies on both banks of the Corgo river, a tributary to the Douro river, right near to its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua. For almost 200 years, Quinta do Vallado’s main activity was the production of Port wines that were sold to the Ferreira Port House (belonging to the Ferreira family). At that time Ferreira bottled and sold the wines under its own brands. 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. Departing 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 commercialization of own-label wines. Also in 1993, under the guidance of Prof . Nuno Magalhães, the farm started a deep restructuring of its vines, with the objective of both increasing the production of high quality grape varieties, and the adoption of vine plantation and training systems permitting better growth and an easier mechanization of works. The new vines were planted in clearly defined areas, breaking with the tradition of mixing 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 new methods introduced was to make a general preliminary survey of the crop. This permits 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 44 ha of vineyards aged from 6 to 10 years and having kept 26 ha of the best old plots, more than 80-years old, Francisco Olazabal (oenologist) and Francisco Ferreira (head of agricultural management) have taken the farm to international acclaimed levels of quality and recognition. As the new vineyards reach their adult age and the knowledge of each variety and plot deepens, the expectations grow: The owners believe Quinta do Vallado will make a huge qualitative leap in the next 5 to 10 years. Read less

External Reviews for Quinta Do Vallado Red Blend Douro Reserva

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/07/2012

This lush, vibrant red drips with unctuous dark fruit flavors that feature plenty of cocoa powder and spice accents. Well-balanced and fresh, with a long, rich and creamy finish. Drink now through 2016. -KM Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Douro in Portugal. 2009 Quinta do Vallado Douro Reserva 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/26/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from Douro in Portugal. 2009 Quinta do Vallado Douro Reserva 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/16/2010

Quinta do Vallado Douro Red Reserva 2007 is a rich, powerful and finely crafted, with layers of concentrated red plum, currant, blueberry and kirsch flavors. Silky tannins knit it seamlessly together. Elegant and refined finish is filled with mineral, smoke and spice. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2007 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2007 - Quinta Vallado Douro Red Reserva - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro -  Touriga Franca - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2007 09/26/2013

Red wine - 2007 - Quinta Vallado Douro Red Reserva - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro -


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2007 10/22/2014

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External Review
Vintage: 2005 07/31/2008

The Quinta do Vallado is a 38 hectare estate that dates back to the early 18th Century. 26 of the estates 38 hectares are planted to 60 year old vines, which could account for the intensity and quality of the wines. Rich black fruit and new oak make this bottling reminiscent of a modern Bordeaux.



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