Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro Valley and is today run by the sixth generation of the Ferreira family.
It lies on both banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro river, near its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua.
The Douro Tinto is a mix of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Sousão from vineyards varying in age from 10 – 70 years.
Fermentation is in temperature controlled stainless steel to maximise freshness. Ageing is mainly in steel (70%) for 16 months with 30% aged in old (3rd & 4th year) French oak barriques also for 16 months before final blending.
Deep red in appearance, the nose is concentrated, with intense mature red fruit aromas and hints of violets. The palate is well structured with rounded tannins and a long finish.
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