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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Quinta do Vallado Primatext
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16½/20

Quinta do Vallado Prima 2019

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalI hope that Prima surprises you and delights you. The Coles Note is it’s floral and aromatic on the nose, but the palate is dry, lean, and deliciously bitter in the finish. The longer note is its 50 year old Moscatel Galego vines from the Douro Valley. The grapes are the first picked at Vallado each harvest, and are fermented without skins, seeds. or stems, a process called bica aberta. It ferments over 30 days, followed by four months in tank before it's bottled. After that, it is a wine for wine nuts. I didn’t have any of the classic fried fish, so we served it with Hard Bites potato chips, and it was a winner.Tasted: 01 May 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 28.99 select private retailers Producer: Quinta do ValladoDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Grape: Moscatel GalegoCSPC: 223660UPC: 5604823005331