Quinta da Pellada Pape<< Previous wine Next wine >>
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?This “50-50” wine provides an excellent glimpse into how Dão terroir influences Touriga—one of Portugal’s most widely-planted grapes—and how the traditional field blend approach adds tannin and complexity to the final product, making it an instant classic belonging in every great cellar.
RATING HISTORY:2018 93 WA
GRAPE:50% Touriga Naçional from the Outeiro vineyard and 50% Baga from Quinta da Pellada. Sustainably grown vines planted in 1950 in granite base with lines of clay and sand soil at 500m (1,640 ft) elevation.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:The grapes were carefully selected by hand and harvested into small boxes, then fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks with 12 days of maceration. The aging takes place in 2nd/3rd use French oak barrels (400L and 600L) for 30 months. This is a vegan wine.
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:Grapes come from two vineyards: Quinta da Pellada and Outeiro. The estate is part of the Serra da Estrela region of Dao, in central Portugal. The soils here are mostly granite with lines of clay and sand.
TASTING NOTES:Intense ruby color. Very concentrated on the nose, with evident good quality wood. Elegant and vigorous style. On the mouth, notes of red fruit game with toasted final notes. Fine and good quality tannins, very well balanced. Great complexity.
BOTTLE WEIGHT:.99 lbs (.45 kg)
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