Overview: 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 Ports.
Style: Douro Red Wine.
Age: Aged 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Grapes: Touriga Nacional (60%), Touriga Franca (30%) and Tinta Cão (10%).
Tasting Notes: Deep, firm texture and a robust structure; strong back-bone; well balanced by acidity and the moderated alcohol level; ripe and explosive fruity tannins; a long and persistent mineral finish with good precision.
Enjoy with: Gamey meats, stews, steaks, cheeses.
Color: Ruby with purple highlights.
Aroma: Fruity, intense black fruit - blackberries and blackcurrants, vanilla, wood and spices; strong minerality, with a delicate orange blossom aroma; very good complexity.
Winemaking: Hand-picked; fermentation in stainless steel tanks (40%) and in French oak barrels (60%).
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!