Douro DOC 2018

Douro DOC 2018

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Selected Awards

Douro DOC 2013

SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards

SILVER - San Francisco International Wine Competition

Douro DOC 2012 

SILVER San Francisco International Wine Competition

SILVER - International Wine Challenge

Douro DOC 2011

SILVER - International Wine Challenge

Douro DOC 2009

DOUBLE GOLD & BEST OF PORTUGAL - San Francisco International Wine Competition

Douro DOC 2007

GOLD - Decanter World Wine Awards

Best Red Northern Portugal < 10£ - Decanter World Wine Awards 2009

Douro DOC 2006

Shortlist - Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Douro DOC Escada d'Oro 2005 

90 points - Wine Spectator 2007

Production

Year - 2018; produced every year, this single-harvest blend represents Quinta do Tedo's overall grape quality and flavors!

Grapes - Touriga Nacional (35%), Touriga Franca (30%), Tinta Roriz (35%).

Terroir - schist soil, Mediterranean climate (low yearly rainfall and dry, hot summers), grade A classified vineyards at a slightly higher elevation than those we harvest our Port wine grapes from.

Winemaking - hand-picked from separate parcels, estate-grown grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and put into stainless steel tanks, where they undergo pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days, followed by temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation for 7 days, and a final 5 days of post-fermentation maceration. Malolactic fermentation, followed by 10-12 months aging, in stainless steel tanks (40%) and new and used 225 liter (60 gallons) French oak barrels (60%) before blending and bottling.

Annual Production - 7,000 bottles

Alcohol - 14%

Tasting

See - deep ruby.

Smell - black fruit (blackberry, cherry, and currants) with a hint of vanilla and spice (white pepper).

Sip - medium to bodied; balanced and intense with ripened tannins; fruity, intense with some savory notes; a very long and persistent finish with high precision.

Enjoy - now or in up to 10 years, cool (16°C/61°F), with white or red meat (roast chicken, pork loin stuffed with prunes and apricots, a marinated leg of lamb, grilled meats, pasta with ragu), bacalhau or tuna steaks, or roast vegetables - this is a very "food-friendly" wine.