2019 Quinta do Vallado Vinho Tinto
Bottle (75 cl - Standard)
Quinta do Vallado is one of the oldest and the most famous wineries in Douro Valley- Portugal. It first belonged to the renowned Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and has remained to the Ferreira descendants. Quinta do Vallado is very famous for its production of good quality port wines and dry wines by mixing different grape varieties from the same plot. Today, they’ve got 10 hectares of old vineyards planted between the 1920s and 1950s while the other 55 were planted in the ‘90s.
Douro wine region, is located in the northern part of Portugal and is home to the famous Port wine. In Douro wines are produced both as still and fortified. Douro blends are dominated by five key grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cao and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo). Though it might be quite obvious why, Touriga Nacional is the most appreciated, followed Touriga Franca the most planted. International grapes make great quality Douro wines as well so take a look.
Touriga Nacional Wines
Touriga Nacional is a dark-skinned grape variety from Portugal which is mostly planted in Dao and Douro wine regions. Touriga Nacional is the key ingredient for fortified wines but is also used to make good quality dry red and rosé wines. In fortified wines Touriga Nacional is blended with 80 other grape varieties such as Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cao. Apart from Portugal, this renowned grape variety also appears in some Australian and Californian wines.