Vallado 10 Year old Tawny

29.50

Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous Quintas in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to her descendents. Produces both still and port wines. This eighteenth-century Douro wine estate is actually one of the most modern-looking in Portugal. Although the team uses the traditional panoply of indigenous grapes, its methods are bang up to date and the results are nothing short of sensational.

Tawny ports are wines usually made from red grapes that are aged in wooden barrels exposing them to gradual oxidation and evaporation. As a result of this oxidation, they mellow to a golden-brown color. The exposure to oxygen imparts “nutty” flavours to the wine, which is blended to match the house style.

This port is really best enjoyed with a good strong cheese board. Think mature hard cheeses and salty blues. Rich and flavoursome to match with the intense flavours of the port.

 

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Rusty, golden-Brown
Nose Rich, combining caramelised dry fruit notes, praliné, orange confit and finishing with tobacco notes
Palate A very fresh, rich and velvety attack. Very persistent and complex finish

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety Tinta Roriz,Tinta Amarela,Touriga Franca
Alcohol % 19.5%
Style Old Tawny Style
Estate/Producer Quinta Do Vallado/ Francisco Olazabal
Country Portugal
Region Douro Valley
Vintage NV-Average 10 year old wines blended in. Bottled in 2014
Vinification Vallado old Ports were aged in very old 600 litre oak casks and other old oak vats
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now but has potential to age. Add a label with year to keep track

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