Style: Classic Late Bottled Vintage Port
Grapes: 40+ year-old vines to include Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Pomar, Tinta da Barca, Mourisco, Tinta Amarela, Rufete and Malvazia Preta grape varietals.
Tasting notes: Good structure and concentration; generous, complex, intense; great balance between alcohol, sugar and body; firm texture and good weight in middle palate with long, precise finish.
Enjoy with: Flourless chocolate cakes and cheeses.
Winemaking: Fermentation and foot-treading in traditional lagars; 12 hours of foot-treading over 4 days.
Aging: Minimum 4 years in neutral French oak.
Color: Dark ruby.
Aromas: Black fruit (blackberry), raspberry and mint.
Climate: Mediterranean: hot and dry summer.
Suggestions: Drink now or age up to 25 years! Open 30 minutes before serving at 15°C/59°F.
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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!