Vallado Três Melros

At Quinta do Vallado one can often observe three "Melros" - the common blackbird, and the protected species white-throated dipper and blue rock thrush - wich served as inspiration for the name and label of this wine.

Aroma: Concentrated, with balsamic oak notes and red fruits.

Taste: Good stucture with mature round tannins followed by a long, persistent and fresh finish.

Vinification: The grapes were hand-picked and fermented in 10.000 kg and 5.000 kg stainless steel tanks and a small part in granite "lagares". The grapes fermented under controlled temperature varying between 23ª and 25ªC with mechanical remontage for one week.

Varieties: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and old vines.

Ageing: 45% aged for 16 months in 225 litres French oak barrels; the remaining 55% aged for the same period in stainless steel tanks.

Bottling date: September2018

Number of bottles: 25 000 btls 75cl
6 000 btls 37,5 cl

Alcohol: 13.5º
Total Acidity: 5,2 g/dm³
Residual Sugar: < 0,6 g/dm³
pH: 3,66

Winemaker: Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira

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