Douro 'Reserva' Quinta dos Avidagos 2016
Quinta dos Avidagos, Baixo Corgo, Douro
Avidagos is one of a group of four separate vineyards, all operating under Quinta dos Avidagos. The three other properties are Quinta do Torrão, Quinta da Veranha and Quinta da Fírvida e Além Tanha, all situated in the Upper Corgo district of the Douro Valley. The winemaking is undertaken at Quinta dos Avidagos itself, the most recently added property in the estate purchased in 1978. A winery was constructed here in 1999 and the first wines were released in 2001. The origins of the estate date back as much as 300 years. Today, the total 19 hectares of the estate vineyards comprise vines with an average age of 35 years. The principal grape varieties planted include Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Barroca and the estate is now managed by the young and energetic Pedro Tamagnini.
Great intensity and complexity, ripe berries, black plum, mocha and a touch of balsamic. Deliciously aromatic, it has velvety smooth tannins, serious structure and a wonderfully long, fruity finish.
Grapes: Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franc