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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional 2007
Aveleda Follies Touriga Nacional 2007
(search item no. 115074)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a deep ruby color. The blackcurrant, cherry and chocolate notes are evident and perfectly integrated with notes of wood. On the palate this is a full-bodied, balanced and elegant wine with notes of blackberry, fig and spices complemented with firm and round tannins. A classic example of the famous Portuguese red grape variety Touriga nacional, this is an exceptional opulent wine
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About Aveleda:

Aveleda is a name which spans several generations. The first records of the sale of bottled wine date back to 1870, with Manuel Pedro Guedes (1837-1899), known for his strong enterprising spirit and believed to be the founder of the business as we know it today. His work bore fruit and the quality of the Aveleda wines started to be recognised, as the gold medals won in the international competitions in Berlin (1888) and Paris (1889) attest.

Today the Guedes family still owns 100% of the company, always committed to maintaining this family legacy which spans several generations. The son of Manuel Pedro Guedes, Fernando Guedes da Silva da Fonseca (1871-1946) continued his father’s work, significantly increasing the production capacity at the Estate. He had 7 children and it was Roberto Van-Zeller Guedes (1899-1966) who led the family business, dedicating his whole life to working at Aveleda. The 4th generation includes the six children of Roberto Van-Zeller Guedes: Fernando, Luís, António, Maria Isabel, Maria Helena and Roberto – who today manage the company’s future, together with the following generation: 14 cousins who make up the 5th generation.