2017 Dona Matilde Vintage Port
- The estate or “quinta” has been in the same family for four generations.
- In his authoritative book, Portugal, Antigo e Moderno, Augusto Leal wrote “the wine of this quinta is very fine, despite its cultivation seeming to be very expensive owing to the steepness of the terrain and its composition of schist rock”.
- Located on the north bank of the Douro River, near Bagaúste dam, the quinta has 28 hectares of top quality vineyards, all classified with the highest ranking by the Douro region register, Letter A. Dona Matilde has traditional old vineyards of the Douro, aged 60 to 80 years old.
ABOUT THE WINE
- Quinta Dona Matilde Vintage is a port from a single vintage, produced only in exceptional years. It has an intense flavor and aroma to red berries and mint. It is ready for consumption 2-3 years after the vintage and it improves with age.
Vintage: 2017 | Wine Type: Port Wine
Varietal: Approx 30% Touriga Franca, 30% Tinta Amarela, 15% Tinta Barroca, 15% Tinto Cão and 10% Tinta Francisca.
Origin: Portugal | Appellation: Douro
Elaboration: Traditional method for producing port, whereby fermentation is stopped by the addition of wine brandy.
Winemaker: Joao Pissarra, PhD.
The wine has a very good structure and a rich spicy character. An elegant Vintage Port on the dry side with firm tannins and finesse. Intense and complex, blueberries with a peppery hint.
Production: 1,000 cases | Alcohol: 20.13% | TA: 4.6 g/l | Residual Sugar: 108 g/l | pH: 3.77
PRESS & POINTS
2017 – 95 pts. Wine Enthusiast, 95 pts., Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge 2019.
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