Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 2005

Red Wine from Portugal

Item No. 98777
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • W&S94
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes come from Estate Vineyards planted in 1994 -- this 2005 is the first vintage where the winemaker felt the grapes were ready to be bottled separately as a varietal wine. The grapes were vinified in the new Quinta do Vallado red winery in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, each holding a maximum of four tons of grapes, with manual remontage. After malolactic fermentation took place the resulting wine was aged 20 onths in French Allier Oak barriques (60% in one year old barrels, 40% in new barrels).

With a dark crimson color, this Touriga Nacional boasts great concentration and aromas of red fruit and violets, with balsamic oak notes. The taste is sweet, round and mature, with silky tannins. Red fruit and oak notes following through from the nose and into the fresh, long lasting finish.

"Touriga on its own can seem more like a color than a flavor. This wine leaves a swarth of violet in its wake, both a floral perfume and a brush stroke in purple. The flavors are primary and undeveloped, waiting to form into some akin to wild raspberry and fraises des bois before they constrict at the end. For now, the pleasure is all in the velvet texture. Super touriga, this has a long life ahead." "Very Highly Recommended", - Wine & Spirits 04/08

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In the heart of Portugal"s most famous wine region - the Douro Valley - near the historical center of Regua, the Quinta do Vallado vineyards, winery and guest house spread across both banks of the Corgo River at the very point where it meets the Douro. With winemaking references that date back to 1716, the Quinta belonged to the legendary Portuguese vintner D. Antonia Adelaide...

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