Overview: A barrel-selected wine from the Quinta’s oldest Savedra parcel with over 18 varietals, averaging 60+ years old. Produced only in superb years. Estate-grown Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cão and Tinta Roriz are the dominant grapes in Quinta do Tedo's Douro DOC Red Wines. To ensure more fruit and less acidity, the quinta harvests the grapes for the DOC Red Wines before the grapes harvested for the Portos.
Style: Douro DOC Red Wine
Age: 22 months in new French oak barrels.
Grapes: Old vines (60+ years old) from the Quinta's "Savedra" parcel; including Touriga Nacional (15%) and Touriga Franca (10%).
Tasting notes: Soft and full-bodied; flavors of blackberry and wood; structured by robust tannins with a long and persistent finish.
Enjoy with: Slow-cooked red meat-based pasta sauces, ragouts, stews, grilled or roasted meat, game with reduced sauces, dry, aged cheeses.
Color: Deep ruby with purple highlights.
Aroma: Orange peel, dry tobacco, mineral, wood and spice (black pepper).
Winemaking: Hand-picked; fermentation in stainless steel tanks (40%) and in French oak barrels (60%).
Suggestions: A full bodied and concentrated wine, open one hour before serving at 17°C/63°F.
About Quinta do Tedo: In the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers, sits an 18th-century estate, Quinta do Tedo.
The Quinta’s 100% estate-grown organic grapes come from 37 acres of class "A" vineyards, the highest rating from the Portuguese Instituto do Vinhos do Douro e Porto (comparable to France's Grand Cru). Less than 2% of Douro Valley appellation's rough 100,000 acres are class "A". This rating is subject to soil make-up, vineyard exposure, grape variety, vine spacing and altitude, to list only a couple of the 24 criteria considered(!).
Quinta do Tedo is a labor of love, family owned and operated - which is becoming harder and harder to find in this famed region dominated by large wine conglomerates. Enjoy these amazing wines!