Quinta do Vallado Reserva Field Blend

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Aroma:
Very concentrated, with balsamic oak notes, fig and black plum aromas, tobacco.

Taste:
Full bodied, firm, mature and silky tannins. Mineral notes and a very elegant, persistent and complex finish.

Vinification:

Part of the grapes underwent the traditional process of foot-treading in granite "lagares". The remaining grapes were vinified in 5-ton stainless steel vats, with controlled temperature and periodical remontage.

Varieties:
Old vines, more than one hundred years old: 45 grape varieties with a predominance of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca.

Ageing:
After the malolactic fermentation all the wines were racked into French oak barriques where they stayed for 18 months. 60% new barrels and 40% used barrels.

Winemaker:

Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira


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Awards / References:

• "Wine Spectator" - April 2016 - 93 pts
• "Wine Spectator" - January 2014 - 96 pts
• "Wine Spectator" - January 2011 - 94 pts
• "Robert Parker" - December 2010 - 93 pts
• "Wine Spectator" - December 2009 - 96 pts
• "Wine Spectator" - December 2005 - 27th on the TOP 100 Wines of the World
• "Wine & Spirits" - April 2010 - 96 pts
• "International Wine Challenge" - Douro Trophy / Gold Medal in 2005 and 2006