Quinta Do Vallado Vintage Port 2019
(Portugal) 750mL - [WS 96] [WA 94] [WE 93]
Regular price $135.00 Sale price $109.97 Save $25.03
About the Winery:
Over the course of 300+ years, since 1716, Quinta do Vallado has been producing excellent wines in Portugal’s Douro Valley. It is one of the oldest and most famous wineries in all the Douro, started by the legendary Doña Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to the same family today. It is a sixth-generation winery, currently owned by João Ferreira Alvares Ribeiro and Francisco Ferreira. The estate produced Port wines exclusively, until the 1990’s when it expanded production into dry wines.
Vallado has 250 acres of its own vineyards in two sub-regions of the Douro. They are comprised 100-year-old field blend vines, single variety plots and certified organic vineyards. The terraced vineyards are hand-harvested with one row of vines trained to a double cordon trellising system, allowing for good drainage, air flow and erosion control.
Notes From the Winemaker:
A full-bodied port, with ripe and soft tannins, excellent structure, and complexity.
The grapes come from vineyards controlled by Quinta do Vallado in Rio Torto. The grapes (70% with stalks) were fermented for 4 days in “lagares” with periodic foot-trodding. The wine is then aged for 21 months in stainless steel vats.
A classic vintage Port from the region, it is perfect served on its own, and also delicious when served with aged Stilton or other blue cheeses and nuts.
Wine Composition 100% Field Blend mix of grapes from old vineyards in the valley of Rio Torto
Total Acidity 4.1 g/l
Residual Sugar 96 g/l
Ratings & Reviews96 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This is a dark and gutsy-style Vintage Port, with loads of fig, black currant and blackberry fruit flavors melding together with waves of ganache, roasted applewood, licorice snap and bramble notes. Everything seems to kick into another gear through the finish too, all while keeping a sense of detail. Impressive. Best from 2040 through 2060. 553 cases made." - JM (Feb 2022)
94 Points - Wine Advocate:
"The 2019 Vintage Port (formerly called "Vintage Port Adelaide," now rebranded, but it's the same wine) is a field blend from old vines aged only in stainless steel. It was bottled in August 2021 with 96 grams of residual sugar. If I thought the 2017 LBV this issue was tight, this demonstrates another level. Of course, that's not surprising because this is actually a Vintage Port and a younger vintage at that. Intense, pure and a bit astringent right now, this young Vintage Port is precise and finishes with a bang. The rich fruit rolls over the palate and coats it. Considering the lack of wood, this has remarkable texture. What it needs now is some time to evolve and become more expressive. I'd come back around the end of the decade, although that might not be enough. It took about four days to become interesting. The LBV shows better today, but that will certainly change as the years go by." – Mark Squires (Mar 2022)
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"From old vines in the Rio Torto valley, this Port, fermented in open top lagares, is just starting out. It has dense tannins and massive black-fruit flavors. There is the hint of a floral element, blackberry jelly and dark spice. At the end, there is a touch of sweetness. That and the tannins will lead the wine forward. Drink from 2030." - RV