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Vallado Douro Red Wine 2016


Product Details
  • Item Code: 5604823003931
  • Varietal: Other Blend
  • Country|Region: Portugal
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Bottle Size: 750ml

About this product

an equal blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca, with 20% old vines and 5% Sousao. About 70% of the juice was aged for 16 months in tank, with the rest in well-used French barriques. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This workhorse red (230,000 bottles produced) is light on the mid-palate but like so many 2016's it has wonderfully intense fruit flavors. Fresh and bright, with lifted flavors rather than just sweetness, this is lovely. It seems ethereal at times, but the fresh fruit lingers and is hard to forget. I doubt that this turns into anything more complex or distinguished in time, but it is going to be a popular choice. It will drink well young.