Description and Reviews:
Quinta do Ataíde wines are made from organically farmed grapes grown on this fine 81-hectare vineyard that is situated in the remote Vilariça Valley of the Douro Superior. The Vilariça is a unique location, having a softly undulating landscape of traditional Douro schist based soils, mixed with some alluvial clay, that helps preserve moisture for the vines.
Made from vineyards in complete contrast to the steeply terraced slopes of the main Douro Valley, where rainfall is low at about 500 mm per year with very cold winters and hot summers. The combination of these factors contributes to the making of an exceptional wine that has wonderful aromas and concentrated colour and flavours, reflecting the Douro’s great winemaking tradition and the unique identity of the Vilariça terroir.
Floral aromas, notably of roses (reflecting the important Touriga Nacional component), as well as resin and pine needle notes, which give the wine a balsamic fragrance. On the palate, red fruits combine with fleshy, black plum flavours with the slightest hint of wood — beautifully integrated. Full-bodied and substantial, the structure balances power and elegance.
PROVENANCE & GRAPE VARIETIES
Quinta do Ataíde, Douro Superior.Touriga Nacional (60%); Touriga Franca (20%); Alicante Bouschet (10%); field blend (10%)