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Vallado

Adelaide
Bottled in honor of Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, this is a unique wine, made from a vineyard in Rio Torto mostly planted in the 1940s, traditionally planted as a field blend of more than 30 grape varieties. A very rare wine, only bottled in exceptional years, and in very small quantities (approximately 4000 bottles).

Aroma

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

Taste

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

Vinification

The grapes, after a careful manual selection on the sorting belt, were de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24ºC with mechanical remontage for 9 days.

Varieties

ADELAIDE comes from a parcel of very old vineyards (some more than one hundred years old) where a blend of more than 30 different indigenous grape varieties are planted. The soil is predominantly schist (black slate). These vines, planted in a density of 7,000 vines per hectare, yield on average 400g per plant, equivalent to 2,8 tons per hectare. This puts these vines amongst the lowest yielding per hectare in the world.

Ageing

Ageing and malolactic fermentation take place in 225 litre new French Oak barrels for 20 months.

Winemaker

Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira

Vintages

2005 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2011 | 2012 | 2014

Technical sheet

Aroma

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

Taste

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

Vinification

The grapes, after a careful manual selection on the sorting belt, were de-stemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24ºC with mechanical remontage for 9 days.

Varieties

ADELAIDE comes from a parcel of very old vineyards (some more than one hundred years old) where a blend of more than 30 different indigenous grape varieties are planted. The soil is predominantly schist (black slate). These vines, planted in a density of 7,000 vines per hectare, yield on average 400g per plant, equivalent to 2,8 tons per hectare. This puts these vines amongst the lowest yielding per hectare in the world.

Ageing

Ageing and malolactic fermentation take place in 225 litre new French Oak barrels for 20 months.

Winemaker

Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira

Vintages

2005 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2011 | 2012 | 2014

Technical sheet

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