Quinta do Tedo LBV Port

Availability: In stock

Vintage: 2015

Varietal: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Pomar, Tinta da Barca, Mourisco, Tinta Amarela, Rufete, Malvazia Preta

Size: 750ml

Origin: Douro, República Portuguesa (Portugal)

Tasting Notes: Notes of ripe blackberry, blueberry and wild strawberry with a tinge of some cool mint and wet shale on the nose. On the tongue - dark red and black fruits with spice and cool minerality

Suggested Pairings: Flourless Chocolate Cake or Green Grapes

This L.B.V. is then aged for 4 years in neutral, French oak.

Quinta do Tedo is classed as a Single Quinta, or estate, meaning that its production comes entirely from its own vineyards. These vineyards are further classed “A,” equivalent to grand cru, in a ranking system devised by the authorities going from A to F. Less than 3% of all domains in the Douro are classed as either A or B. In addition to fruit and olive orchards, there are 14 hectares (35 acres) of vines growing on the quinta’s terraces. The quinta is located within an ecological preserve, and its vineyards are farmed organically with the aid of a horse and workers, and harvested by hand.

Quinta do Tedo has the distinct advantage of being a small domain with all of its vineyards around the winery, thus the distance the grapes must travel after picking is minimal. Harvest is by hand in the mornings, and the grapes are de-stemmed entirely, then crushed traditionally—and systemically in stages—by feet in lagares. A lagare is an open fermentation tank, in this case two and a half feet deep, made of granite.

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