Full bodied, with excellent acidity, good complexity and with a persistent finish. Rich and ripe, showing concentrated tropical fruit and pear flavors, with hints of butterscotch. The long finish is smoky and intense, with notes of savory herb and lanolin.
Grape varieties: Rabigato, Gouveio, Arinto and Viosinho.
Vinification: Fermentated in 225 litres French Oak casks from different forests: Allier, Vosges and Nevers. 70% in new barriques, and the rest in one year old casks.
Aroma: Mineral notes on the nose, well integrated with oak.
Tasting notes: Full bodied, with excellent acidity, good complexity and with a persistent finish. Rich and ripe, showing concentrated tropical fruit and pear flavors, with hints of butterscotch. The long finish is smoky and intense, with notes of savory herb and lanolin.
Aged for 10 months in French oak casks, with periodical batonnage.
|Producer||Quinta do Vallado|
|Stile of Wine||Rich white|
|Price||10 - 20 €|
|Level of sugar||Dry|
|Serving temperature||10 - 12°C|
|Grape varieties||Arinto, Rabigato, Gouveio, Viosinho|
|Paring with food||White meat, Rissoto with sea food, Poultry, Sea food, Pastas, Rissoto with vegetables, Aperitif|
Quinta do Vallado was built in 1716 and is one of oldest and most famous on the Douro Valley. It belonged to the legendary Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira and is still kept today in the family. Quinta do Vallado is a leading top quality producer of still wines in the Douro Valley and in Portugal. Wines from Vallado have the higher points ever achieved by portuguese wines in magazines as Wine Spectator and Robert Parker, all wines had already scores higher than 90 points. Vallado had the 22th position in The 100 Wines of the World in December 2010 with Reserva Field Blend 2007 and considered on the 100 top world wineries by Wine & Spirits. Vallado Douro Red wines have been selected by the IWC as 'best in the Douro' for a record three years in succession. Quinta do Vallado belongs to the Douro Boys, a five producers international acclaimed douro wines group. The Douro Boys are the leading faces in the quality revolution in the Douro that are putting douro still wines in the path of top international excellence.
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