Quinta do Vallado - Touriga Nacional 2014
Quinta do Vallado - Tinto 2015
Aroma : Concentrated, with intense mature red fruit aromas, hints of violets and "esteva" (a local Portuguese resinous bush).
Taste : Fine structure with matured round tannins and a long persistent finish.
Vinification : The grapes, from both the younger vineyards (Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Sousão - 80%) and older vineyards (over 70 years old - 20%), were fermented in 10 and 5 ton stainless steel tanks for a week. All wines were fermented under controlled temperature varying between 25º and 27ºC. The finest of the press wine, from a traditional basket press, was also used for ageing for the final blend.
Touriga Franca (25%), Touriga Nacional (25%), Tinta Roriz (25%), Sousão (5%) and mixed old vineyards (20%).
70% aged for 16 months in stainless steel tanks. The remaining 30% aged in 225 litres used French Oak barriques (3rd and 4th year) for 16 months until final blending.
Winemakers : Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira
Origin : D.O.C. Douro - Portugal
Type : Red wine - Barrica
Winery : Quinta do Vallado
Grape varieties : Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Sousão
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