Quinta Do Vallado Touriga Nacional, Douro 2009
Color: Dark purple with a brownish core
Nose: blackberry, wet leather, vanilla bean, exotic bouquet, rich dark fruits, chocolate, earth tones
Palate: dry, firm tannins, soft vegetal quality, celery, shallots, tobacco leaf, voluptuous, concentrated, rich mouth feel, high acid but the wine’s boldness takes it down a notch, great balance and structure
Summary: Any cab franc fan would love this wine. Great pairing with New York strip, burger, grilled squab, or duck.
When we think Port, it’s easy to think water. But the Douro region is actually inland.
In the heart of the Douro, Quinta do Vallado extends along both banks of the River Corgo, even where it meets the Douro. With references dating from 1716, belonging to the legendary Quinta Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, and remained in the family until today, now going in its sixth generation.