“The 65 hectares of Quinta do Vallado’s vineyards are planted in south and west facing slopes of schist soil…”

The vineyards

The 65 hectares of Quinta do Vallado’s vineyards are planted in south and west facing slopes of schist soil, at altitudes between 50 and 450 meters.

Of these, 55 hectares were planted towards at the decade of 1990 in terraces with a single row of vines, pruned according to the double cordon system, and with one variety only in each plot.

The remaining 10 hectares of vineyards are formed by very old vines planted in the decade of 1920. These follow the ground lines and are planted in continuous rows distanced 1.2 m from each other, with 1m between each plant, with a density of 7500 plants per hectare. The old vines consist of a field blend of more than 40 varieties, the predominant ones being Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Barroca and Touriga Franca.

Dominant Varieties


Reds

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela and Sousão.

 

Whites

Viosinho, Rabigato, Moscatel, Verdelho (Gouveio) and Arinto.
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