Overview: Estate grapes from the 2017 harvest.
Style: Classic Vintage Porto.
Age: Aged 1 year.
Grapes: 30% Touriga Nacional and the oldest vineyards (+40 years old).
Tasting Notes: Structured with gorgeous texture, flavors linger beautifully. Powerful and more focused after decanting; serious muscle, sweet, intense, balanced alcohol, sugar and body.
Enjoy with: Cheeses, chocolates.
Color: Brownish with amber tones.
Aroma: Aromas of black fruit (blackberry), cassis, blueberry and plum. Notes of rock rose and dark chocolate. Very complex.
Winemaking: Hand-picked; fermentation and foot-treading in traditional lagars; pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days and fermentation for 3 days. Produced only in Classic Vintage years.
Suggestions: Serve chilled at 12°C/53°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!
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