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Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tintotext
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Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tinto 2018

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis is a field blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Sousão, with 80% of the grapes coming from vineyards planted in the 1990's, and 20% from vineyards 60 to 100 years old. Grapes are destemmed and fermented over one week in stainless before resting for 16 months in a mix of 70% stainless and 30% in 225L used French barrels. Brooding dark plums, wild blackberries, dark cherries, downy violet flood the textural palate, threaded with a schistous line, and framed with long, finely tuggy tannins. Acidity is driving this through the finish, spiced with a dried herbal scrub. Drinking well now, especially with roast pork or lamb.Tasted: 04 May 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 private wine stores Producer: Quinta do ValladoDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Blend: Touriga Franca - Touriga Nacional - Tinta RorizCSPC: 591198UPC: 5604823005195