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Quinta Vale D. Maria "Rufo" Tinto '16

Douro Valley

Quinta Vale D. Maria "Rufo" Tinto '16

On the steep slopes of Douro, close to the mouth of the Torto River, among ancient vines and timeless lands, unforgettable wines are being produced. Welcome to Quinta do Vale D. Maria. By the time Cristiano Van Zeller recovered an estate that, for two and a half centuries, had belonged to his wife’s family, all he found was ruins and devastation. The Van Zeller family has been in the Portuguese wine trade for over 230 years. Cristiano Van Zeller, his daughter Francisca and winemaker Joana Pinhão are at the helm of the Vale D. Maria wines. Several years ago, Van Zeller introduced "Rufo" to their line-up of wines. The idea was to offer a great everyday drinking wine, with fruit from the Quinta Vale D. Maria estate, as well as fruit from other well-established vineyards in the Douro.

It is a blend of two indigenous Portuguese varieties, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional. Co-fermented in stainless steel and aged in used French oak barrels. Pretty aromatics, with dark fruit, spice and minerality. The wine is encapsulated by a silky texture, with a long, balanced finish. A nice wine to pair with lamb chops, or simply enjoy a glass on its own.




Producer Quinta Vale D. Maria
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml


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