Overview: Estate grapes from 3 very good harvests aged average 6 to 7 years in neutral French oak barrels.
Style: Classic Tawny Port
Age: Blend with average of 6-7 years
Grapes: Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Tinta da Barca and Rufete.
Tasting Notes: Soft, generous and voluminous; taste of hazelnut; some structure to maintain an intense half mouth; sweet, long and persistent finish.
Enjoy with: Roasted almonds, onion marmalade on toast, brandade-stuffed gougères with romesco sauce, hard cheeses (gruyere, comté, parmesan), creme brulée, white fruit baked desserts, nut tarts.
Color: Brownish with amber tones.
Aroma: Dried fruit, dried figs, hazelnuts, walnuts, orange marmalade, notes of tangerine and spices (cinnamon, curry).
Winemaking: Hand-picked; fermentation and foot-treading in traditional lagars; 12 hours of foot-treading over 4 days.
Suggestions: Serve chilled at 12°C/53°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!