Overview: Estate grapes from 3 harvests aged an average 20 years in neutral French oak.
Style: Tawny Porto.
Age: Average of 20 Years.
Grapes: Tinta Barroca and Touriga Franca and older planted varietals.
Tasting Notes: Sweet, racy structure; deep concentration and a great complexity; well balanced; silken; long length and very intense finish.
Enjoy With: Almond or nut tarts, foie gras on toast, hard cheeses (gruyere, comté and parmesan).
Aroma: Hazelnuts, walnut and caramel; complex; great schist minerality combined with light vanilla and marzipan.
Winemaking: Hand-picked; fermentation and foot-treading in traditional lagars.
Suggestions: A mature Tawny Porto that can age 8 to 10 years.
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!