Quinta Do Vallado Prima Moscatel 2022 (Portugal) 750mL

Quinta Do Vallado Prima Moscatel 2022
(Portugal) 750mL

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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:
Vinification: Fermented with no skin contact, for nearly one month with temperatures varying between 14º and 16ºC.
Varieties: 100% Moscatel Galego Branco
Ageing: 3 months in stainless steel vats.
Alcohol: 13 %
Total Acidity: 6.9 G/L
Residual Sugar: < 0.6 G/L pH 3.17

Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Very subtle with floral aromas of roses and peppermint. Recommended as an apéritif wine
Taste: Differs from the typical Moscat due to its dryness. Delicate, with predominance of floral flavours and a fresh finish.

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Advocate (2021):
"The 2021 Prima is a Moscatel Galego that comes in very dry (0.6 grams of residual sugar against total acidity of 6.8 grams), unoaked and at 12.4% alcohol. This is a style that won't suit everyone, but I love all that Muscat jazz, the exuberant aromatics, the minty flavors and so on. It has fine structure and acidity too. This should age pretty well for a wine in its category, but you'll probably still prefer to drink it young. Being exuberant is its whole point. There were 44,800 bottles produced." - Mark Squires (Jul 2022)