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Quinta de Pedra Escrita - DO Douro Reserva Red 2017 Quinta de Pedra Escrita - DO Douro Reserva Red 2017

Quinta de Pedra Escrita - DO Douro Reserva Red 2017

Velvet in a glass: A marriage of dark fruits and exotic spices.

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Varietal:Red Blend

Varietal Blend:Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Sousao

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14%



Tasting Notes

A significant historical site in the Douro area is Quinta de Pedra Escrita. A inscribed stone (pedra escrita) was erected during the time the appellation's boundaries were defined as a reminder of the important places of the area. Today, Rui Roboredo Madeira descendent of a 8th generation Douro tradition, is setting the pace for the growing quality of Portuguese wines, having reached for Portugal some of the most disputed awards in the world of wines, from "Top 10 Wine Spectator" to "Best White Wine "at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. This Reserva red, is aged 12 months in brand-new barriques, reveals ripe blackberries and cherries, complemented by cedar, vanilla, and oak nuances, with hints of dried violets and spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied with a velvety texture, where dark fruits mingle with mocha and licorice. The oak's pronounced tannins add depth, leading to a lingering, spicy finish with touches of cocoa.

Technical Info

Brand:Quinta de Pedra Escrita


Organic Certification:KIWA SATIVA - AB0369UT202110015

Country of Origin:Portugal

Serving Temperature:16-18°C

Sugar Residual:0.9 g/l

Drink By:2030

Wine Ageing: 12 months in new 300L French oak barrels.

Winemaking Style:Traditional

Harvest:Hand-harvested last week of September.

Winemaking:Hand-picked grapes to small perforated boxes. Full Destemming and crushing, cold maceration, alcoholic maceration during two weeks, malolactic fermentation in french oak barrels.

Viticulture:Quinta da Pedra Escrita estate is located in Freixo de Numão - Douro Superior, with an average altitude of 575 meters.

Food Pairing:Braised ox cheeks with Port Wine, braised short ribs in Red Wine Reduction, New York strip steak, Scotch fillet steak, kangaroo loin with Red Wine Jus, Szechuan spicy beef stir-fry.

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Full Body





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Rui Madeira

Rui Madeira grew up in his family's heartlands in the Douro Superior, Portugal, a captivating corner of the Iberian Peninsula where the rich aromas of the rugged landscape left an indelible mark on him. After journeying through global winemaking regions and gleaning insights, he returned to his roots, firmly believing in the vineyards' potential to produce world-class wines. With over 20 years of winemaking experience in the region, Rui understands that nurturing the vineyards and maintaining their natural balance yields the finest from indigenous grape varieties like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Jaen, and more. Crafted in his own winery, Rui ensures that his wines vividly embody the true essence of the Douro land. This iconic region continues to fuel Rui Madeira's enduring passion for winemaking.

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