Quinta do Ataide Vinha do Arco Douro

Quinta do Ataide Vinha do Arco Douro

Wine: Quinta do Ataide Vinha do Arco

Producer: Quinta do Ataide (Symington)

Country: Portugal

Region: Douro

Vintage: 2014

Style: Red

Blend: Touriga Nacional 100%

ABV: 14.3%

Size: 75cl

Organic

Vegan

 

Notes: Quinta do Ataide wines are made from organically farmed grapes grown on this fine 81-hectare vineyard that is situated in the remote Vilariça Valley of the Douro Superior. Very attractive aromas of ripe red fruits, scented with red plum & thyme. Aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.

The Touriga Nacional variety has a special significance for Quinta do Ataide because it was instrumental in the recovery of the grape in the 1890s. It was here that the first ever cloned selection of Touriga Nacional was planted, & cuttings from these vines have been used in many new plantings across Portugal. Today, the pioneering Vinha do Arco vineyard covers 13.75 hectares & is producing wonderfully elegant wines that reflect the Douro’s great wine making tradition & the unique identity of the Vilariça valley.

 

Producer Info:  The historic Quinta do Ataide, with its 18th Century manor house, occupies more than 100 hectares of unusually flat land in the Vilariça valley, amongst ancient olive groves & vineyards, & dates back to the very earliest days of agriculture in this region.

When the Symington family purchased Quinta do Ataide in 2010 they immediately recognised the potential of the terroir & its surrounding vineyards. Part of the reason for this potential was the region’s unique micro-climate, which is generated by two granite escarpments that form the ‘Vilariça basin’ creating a special set of viticultural conditions that are not found elsewhere in the region. Since they acquired the Quinta, the Symington Family have used their wine-making expertise to realise the full-potential of these exceptional conditions. Head wine-maker, Charles Symington, has modernised the estate so that it is now capable of producing wines to rival those from any other region of the world.

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Wine: Quinta do Ataide Vinha do Arco

Producer: Quinta do Ataide (Symington)

Country: Portugal

Region: Douro

Vintage: 2014

Style: Red

Blend: Touriga Nacional 100%

ABV: 14.3%

Size: 75cl

Organic

Vegan

 

Notes: Quinta do Ataide wines are made from organically farmed grapes grown on this fine 81-hectare vineyard that is situated in the remote Vilariça Valley of the Douro Superior. Very attractive aromas of ripe red fruits, scented with red plum & thyme. Aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.

The Touriga Nacional variety has a special significance for Quinta do Ataide because it was instrumental in the recovery of the grape in the 1890s. It was here that the first ever cloned selection of Touriga Nacional was planted, & cuttings from these vines have been used in many new plantings across Portugal. Today, the pioneering Vinha do Arco vineyard covers 13.75 hectares & is producing wonderfully elegant wines that reflect the Douro’s great wine making tradition & the unique identity of the Vilariça valley.

 

Producer Info:  The historic Quinta do Ataide, with its 18th Century manor house, occupies more than 100 hectares of unusually flat land in the Vilariça valley, amongst ancient olive groves & vineyards, & dates back to the very earliest days of agriculture in this region.

When the Symington family purchased Quinta do Ataide in 2010 they immediately recognised the potential of the terroir & its surrounding vineyards. Part of the reason for this potential was the region’s unique micro-climate, which is generated by two granite escarpments that form the ‘Vilariça basin’ creating a special set of viticultural conditions that are not found elsewhere in the region. Since they acquired the Quinta, the Symington Family have used their wine-making expertise to realise the full-potential of these exceptional conditions. Head wine-maker, Charles Symington, has modernised the estate so that it is now capable of producing wines to rival those from any other region of the world.

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