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  • Vallado Tinto 2015, Quinta do Vallado, Régua, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    Vallado Tinto 2015, Quinta do Vallado, Régua, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    PG02

    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.

     

    £13.44

  • “Dom Rafael” Tinto 2014, Herdade do Mouchão, Alentejo, 14% vol, 75cl

    “Dom Rafael” Tinto 2014, Herdade do Mouchão, Alentejo, 14% vol, 75cl

    PG03

    Portugal’s Alentejo region, set between Lisbon and the Algarve, is dominated by cork forests and olive groves. In the early 19th century, Thomas Reynolds moved here from Oporto, chiefly to become involved in the cork business.


    Three generations later, his grandson, John Reynolds, purchased a 900 hectare property – Herdade do Mouchão. In addition to the family’s cork activities, he set about making wine. Vineyards were planted and in 1901 he built a high-ceilinged adobe winery (“adega”).


    Following the 1974 revolution, the estate was expropriated and only returned to the family in 1985. Today, the Herdade do Mouchão continues to be run by the descendants of the original family whose cellar and vineyard workers have been with them for generations.

     

    Dom Rafael was first released in 1990 as the second wine of the estate and named after one of the founders of the Herdade do Mouchão 100 years previously. It is a blend of Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira and Aragonez, vinified in lagares in the traditional way and aged in large wooden vats with a proportion in barrels for 12 months and released after a further 6 months in bottle.

     

    Dark and brooding in appearance with a nose that is rich and rounded with spice and dark chocolate notes. The palate is full and mellow with dark fruit, leather and warming spice flavours.

     

    £15.42

  • “Dom Rafael” Branco 2017, Herdade do Mouchão, Alentejo, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    “Dom Rafael” Branco 2017, Herdade do Mouchão, Alentejo, 13.5% vol, 75cl

    PG01

    Portugal’s Alentejo region, set between Lisbon and the Algarve, is dominated by cork forests and olive groves. In the early 19th century, Thomas Reynolds moved here from Oporto, chiefly to become involved in the cork business.

     


    Three generations later, his grandson, John Reynolds, purchased a 900 hectare property – Herdade do Mouchão. In addition to the family’s cork activities, he set about making wine. Vineyards were planted and in 1901 he built a high-ceilinged adobe winery (“adega”).

     


    Following the 1974 revolution, the estate was expropriated and only returned to the family in 1985. Today, the Herdade do Mouchão continues to be run by the descendants of the original family whose cellar and vineyard workers have been with them for generations.

     

    Named after one of the founders of the Herdade do Mouchão 100 years previously, Dom Rafael Branco is a blend of Antão Vaz, Arinto, Perrum and Fernão Pires and fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. It is bottled and released early the following year to emphasize its fresh and fruity character.

     

    A pale straw colour in the glass, the nose is fresh and zesty with white fruit and citrus aromas. The palate is dry and rounded with a long, soft finish.

    £15.42