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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Quinta do Vallado Douro Tinto 2007
Quinta do Vallado Douro Tinto 2007
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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About Quinta do Vallado:

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 Ferreira, and has remained in the family through modern times.

The current owners, Joao Ferreria Alvares Ribeiro, Francisco Ferreira and Francisco Olazabal, are the sixth generation of this remarkable family, and the family’s mission to produce some of the best still wines of this fertile valley continues with the red blends and varietals that are exported worldwide. Of the 38-hectare Estate, 26 hectares are filled with vines 60 years and older. It is from these vines that Quinta do Vallado’s Red Reserve and Touriga Nacional wines are made, so it is no wonder that the wines are often found to be rated and reviewed among the best wines from the Douro.