Overview: The classic Ruby’s “Older Brother”, their Finest Reserve has more complexity and softer tannins. Old-vineyard domaine grapes from 3 of the higher-quality, non-vintage harvests aged an average 5 years in neutral French oak
Style: Ruby Port.
Age: Blended Port, average of 5 years.
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cão, Mourisco, Tinta Pomar and Rufete from older domaine vineyards.
Tasting notes: Generous, good volume, good structure, dense, soft finish, long and persistent.
Enjoy with: Warm grilled figs on blue cheese toasts, poached figs with reduced sauce and vanilla ice cream, dense chocolate cake, mocha/chocolate mousse, chocolate-covered orange peels, and a variety of cheeses.
Color: Brownish ruby with orange highlights.
Aroma: Dried fruit, dried fig, orange marmalade, notes of black cherry, raspberry, dry tobacco leaves and vanilla.
Winemaking: Hand-picked; foot-treading in traditional lagars.
Suggestions: Port to drink now or age 5 to 6 years in the bottle. Serve at 15°C/59°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!