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We Speak Wine USD 23.99 750ml

Quinta Do Vallado Douro Red 2014

Member Review by aronowm2:

Considering that all of the grapes contained are indigenous to Portugal this comes off as very French. Rhone-esque grenachian flavors tingle on the tongue. Great pairing for pasta with meatballs.

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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

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/13/2010

Considering that all of the grapes contained are indigenous to Portugal this comes off as very French. Rhone-esque grenachian flavors tingle on the tongue. Great pairing for pasta with meatballs.


Snooth User: janmagnusson99
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/29/2012

Typical Douro with red fruit, Forrest, pine and lavendel and a touch of sweet liqurice at the end. Good still young and fine acidity. Very appealing and priceworthy wine!


Snooth User: SoCalwiner
46755729
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/30/2010

This is a Very Good wine especially at the price point of $15.50 at Costco. Wine Spectator rated it 93 points for 2007 and I'd say they were spot on. Excellent buy.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/04/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Quinta Do Vallado Douro Red

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Source: We Speak Wine
01/16/2018

Aroma: Concentrated, with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and "esteva" (a local Portuguese resinous bush). Taste: Good structure with matured round tannins and a long persistent finish. Vinification: The grapes, from both the younger vineyards (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Sousão - 80%) and older vineyards (over 70 years old - 20%), were fermented in 10 and 5 ton stainless steel tanks for a week. All wines were fermented under controlled temperature varying between 25° and 27°C. The finest of the press wine, from a traditional basket press, was also used for ageing for the final blend. Varieties: 25% Touriga Franca 25% Touriga Nacional 25% Tinta Roriz 5% Sousão 20% Mixed old vineyards Ageing: 70% aged for 16 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 30% aged in 225 litres used French Oak barriques (3rd and 4th year) for 16 months until final blending.


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Source: We Speak Wine
10/31/2018

Aroma: Concentrated, with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and "esteva" (a local Portuguese resinous bush). Taste: Good structure with matured round tannins and a long persistent finish. Vinification: The grapes, from both the younger vineyards (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Sousão - 80%) and older vineyards (over 70 years old - 20%), were fermented in 10 and 5 ton stainless steel tanks for a week. All wines were fermented under controlled temperature varying between 25° and 27°C. The finest of the press wine, from a traditional basket press, was also used for ageing for the final blend. Varieties: 25% Touriga Franca 25% Touriga Nacional 25% Tinta Roriz 5% Sousão 20% Mixed old vineyards Ageing: 70% aged for 16 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 30% aged in 225 litres used French Oak barriques (3rd and 4th year) for 16 months until final blending. ** Only 7 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
10/09/2018

Aroma: Concentrated, with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and "esteva" (a local Portuguese resinous bush). Taste: Good structure with matured round tannins and a long persistent finish. Vinification: The grapes, from both the younger vineyards (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Sousão - 80%) and older vineyards (over 70 years old - 20%), were fermented in 10 and 5 ton stainless steel tanks for a week. All wines were fermented under controlled temperature varying between 25° and 27°C. The finest of the press wine, from a traditional basket press, was also used for ageing for the final blend. Varieties: 25% Touriga Franca 25% Touriga Nacional 25% Tinta Roriz 5% Sousão 20% Mixed old vineyards Ageing: 70% aged for 16 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 30% aged in 225 litres used French Oak barriques (3rd and 4th year) for 16 months until final blending. ** Only 8 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 09/10/2016

Aroma: Concentrated, with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and "esteva" (a local Portuguese resinous bush). Taste: Good structure with matured round tannins and a long persistent finish. Vinification: The grapes, from the younger vineyards (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Sousão - 80%) and older vineyards (over 70 years old - 20%), were fermented in 10.000 kgs and 5.000 kgs stainless steel tanks for a week. All wines were fermented under controlled temperature varying between 25° and 27°C. The finest of the press wine, from a traditional basket press, was also used for ageing for the final blend. Varieties: 25% Touriga Franca 25% Touriga Nacional 15% Tinta Roriz 5% Sousão 20% Mixed Old Vineyards 10% Mixed Vineyards Ageing: 70% aged for 14 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 30% aged in 225 litres used French Oak barrique (3rd and 4th year) for 16 months until final blending. - Winery ** Only 4 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 12/11/2014

Aroma: Concentrated, with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and "esteva" (a local Portuguese resinous bush). Taste: Good structure with matured round tannins and a long persistent finish. Vinification: The grapes, from the younger vineyards (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Sousão - 80%) and older vineyards (over 70 years old - 20%), were fermented in 10.000 kgs and 5.000 kgs stainless steel tanks for a week. All wines were fermented under controlled temperature varying between 25° and 27°C. The finest of the press wine, from a traditional basket press, was also used for ageing for the final blend. Varieties: 25% Touriga Franca 25% Touriga Nacional 15% Tinta Roriz 5% Sousão 20% Mixed Old Vineyards 10% Mixed Vineyards Ageing: 70% aged for 14 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 30% aged in 225 litres used French Oak barrique (3rd and 4th year) for 16 months until final blending. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 05/11/2011

Quinta do Vallado Douro Red 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 10/24/2011

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). The palate shows great structure and a full-bodied elegance, with mature, round tannins, leading to a long, persistent finish. - Winery


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