Quinta da Padrela, Douro Tinto, 2013

Cima Corgo, Douro, Portugal

Quinta da Padrela, Douro Tinto, 2013

Cima Corgo, Douro, Portugal

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  • Case of 12
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Grape Varietes: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca Wine Style: Fruit-driven Reds Winemaker: Pedro Miguel Morais Francisco Optimum Drinking: 2017-2018 Reviewer Rating: 89 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102812 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

Quinta da Padrela's Douro Tinto is an exciting addition to our list and proof (if any were needed) that there is more to Portuguese wine than Port alone - a lovely elegant, fresh red, bursting with red and black fruits derivative of its shale terroir. A great wine to broaden one's vinous journey.

Cima-Corgo is a subregion of the Douro, the source of some of Portugal's finest unfortified wines, and not only produces beautifully pure fruit, but is also a World Heritage site. It's easy to see what attracted the current owners to buy this boutique (12 hectare) property back in 1985, which comprises vines as well as olive and walnut trees.

Pedro Miguel's family set about completely restructuring the estate and, up until 2002, all their production was sold to Port houses, before the second generation of the family took over and began concentraing on crafting very limited quantities of great wine from old vines.

Quinta da Padrela's Douro Tinto 2013 vintage won a Bronze Medal at the International Wine Challenge.

Reviews

"Spicy, blackcurrant fruit and quite fragrant. Medium-bodied..." International Wine Challenge

Lovely ruby colour. Fresh red fruit aromas and hints of toast from the barrel. Elegant mouthfeel, with sweet, rounded tannins and good acidity to balance.