Quinta do Vallado Adelaide Red 2012, Magnum
The wine Adelaide is produced with grapes exclusively from the oldest parcel in the property. It was produced for the first time in 2005 and named to pay tribute to Dona Antónia. It is a unique wine, elegant, complex and with great concentration.
Quinta do Vallado has carefully maintained 16 hectars of old vineyards for more than 100 years. These vineyards host over 40 grape varieties, with a predominance of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and Touriga Franca. These vines have a very low yield (500g/plant), producing grapes of remarkable quality. The grapes from old vineyards (over 100 years old) underwent fermentation in small 3 ton stainless steel vats, with controlled temperature and remontage. The grapes were stored in stainless steel tanks for the duration of the malolactic fermentation and were afterwards racked to 225 litre new French Allier Oak barriques for 20 months.
Very concentrated, with balsamic oak notes, fig, black plum aromas and tobacco. Full bodied, firm, mature and silky tannins. Mineral notes with a very elegant, persistent and complex finish.
Store and serve advices
Storage Lying down at a temperature of 15°C. Serve at a temperature of 16°C to 18ºC.
This wine finely accompanies red meats, roast beef and grilled meats. Or just a special ocasion.
Reviews and Awards
- 95 points in Robert Parker (2015)
- 95 points in James Suckling (2013)
- 93 points in Wine Enthusiast (2010)
- 92 points in Wine Spectator (2008)
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