Quinta do Infantado Tinto, Douro
Organic

Quinta do Infantado Tinto, Douro - 2012

Item # 26817 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
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$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
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Region

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

From one of our favorite Port producers, their still red wine, a blend of grapes used in the fortified wine, is difficult to resist. Traditional production and all estate grown, this is scrumptious blend of mixed berries, purple damson plums and holiday spices. The texture leans to the more food-friendly austere side, as acidity rubs up against darkened tannins. A wine that emphatically demands a plate of gamey roast pork or lamb. Equally fine with bitter eggplants and herb roasted vegetables.


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About the Producer

Quinta do Infantado, based in Pinhão, has been a leader in estate-bottled Ports since 1979. Prior to 1986, the British monopoly on Port required that all exported Ports be sent in bulk to Vila Nova de Gaia, 60 miles west of the Douro Valley, where they were bottled and shipped. This practice effectively prevented small private producers from exporting their wines, since the cost of running an...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven...

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