Quinta do Ataide Vinha do Arco


for the equivalent of £24.75 a bottle

Grower: Quinta do Ataíde
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional
Style: Floral and Savoury
Country: Portugal
Appellation: Douro
Vintage: 2015/16
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Quinta do Ataide Vinha do Arco
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Deep garnet red in colour. The bouquet shows lovely floral essence of roses, reflecting the Touriga Nacional. The palate is very well defined, fresh black fruit aromas with soft liquorice and bergamot notes. Fleshy palate with ripples of expressive plum and black cherry flavours keep in step with superbly integrated peppery tannins. Well rendered, balanced structure with understated wood on the finish.

Quinta do Ataíde - Douro DOC wine production. Today we make fine Douro red wines under the Quinta’s name, from its organically farmed grapes. This 18th century manor house surrounded by vineyards bears witness to the rich heritage of this property, set in the softly undulating terrain of the Vilariça Valley. In the early 1980s Ataíde was owned by Cockburn's and was the focal point of their investment in this remote area of the Douro. A nursery vineyard was established at Ataíde to continue the valuable research work first started by Cockburn’s legendary viticulturist and winemaker, John Henry Smithes in the 1930s. Ataíde will always be closely associated with the recovery of Touriga Nacional grape, a variety which came close to disappearing. It was from cuttings from the Ataíde nursery that much of the Douro’s Touriga Nacional was replanted.



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