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Quinta Do Vallado Douro Tinto 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A blend of Touriga Franca (30%), Touriga Nacional (25%), Tinta Roriz (20%), Sousão (5%) and Mixed Old Vine Blacks (20%), 80% aged for 14 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 20% aged in 225 litres used French Oak barrique for 14 months until final blending. just bottled the day before the tasting Sweet and spicy on the nose with cut plum and black cherry fruit aromas along with lots of dusty mineral notes with pine, balsamic and violet accents. A bit raw and simple in the mouth this shows a touch of plump sweetness on the palate with soft tannins and good acids making this an easy going table wine. Friendly and with a touch of savory complexity for a simple, fairly fruity wine this is quite enjoyable and should improve in the bottle. 88pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Quinta Do Vallado Douro Tinto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,867
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 09/19/2013

A blend of Touriga Franca (30%), Touriga Nacional (25%), Tinta Roriz (20%), Sousão (5%) and Mixed Old Vine Blacks (20%), 80% aged for 14 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 20% aged in 225 litres used French Oak barrique for 14 months until final blending. just bottled the day before the tasting Sweet and spicy on the nose with cut plum and black cherry fruit aromas along with lots of dusty mineral notes with pine, balsamic and violet accents. A bit raw and simple in the mouth this shows a touch of plump sweetness on the palate with soft tannins and good acids making this an easy going table wine. Friendly and with a touch of savory complexity for a simple, fairly fruity wine this is quite enjoyable and should improve in the bottle. 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,867
4.40 5
Vintage: 2008 09/19/2013

Four and a half glasses


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Vintage: 2006 01/02/2009

Gold Medal Wine Club selection. The Quinta do Vallado 2005 Douro Red was produced from Portugal’s Douro region, the world’s oldest appellation and considered Portugal’s premium wine region. The blend is dark red plum in color with crimson highlights and concentrated aromas of mature red fruits, rock-rose, violets, and local herbs. Awarded 88 Points by Wine Spectator magazine, this wine has mouthfilling flavors of red plum, dark cherry and berry notes. On the palate, the Douro Red is medium to full bodied with great structure and mature round tannins that lead into a long finish with slight smoky notes. Try pairing the Quinta do Vallado 2005 Douro Red with light meat dishes such as pork, or flavorful hard cheeses.



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