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Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva Branco
Quinta de Fafide
Portugal - Douro

In this wine we look for an aromatic concentration and high acidity of the grapes from the very old traditional vineyards of high altitude in Douro Superior, about 550 meters above sea level, showing the full character of the varieties of indigenous Douro old vines, giving very mineral and creamy wines. Mineral aroma, citrus and tropical fruit, fresh and full-bodied on the palate, buttery texture and complexity provided by fermentation and ageing in barrels.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
50% Codega do Larinho, 30% Rabigato, 20% Viosinho
Soil type
schist
Vinification
Grapes are hand picked. Cold fermentation at controlled temperature of about 16
Pairings

Serve with fatty grilled fish, shellfish, sushi and Italian cuisine.

Reviews and News

2016 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva Branco - 90 PTS - WS

2016 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva Branco - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Medium- to full-bodied, with decadent glazed apple and creamed peach flavors detailed with sweet spice and mineral elements. The solid acidity keeps this focused through the creamy, floral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2021. - G.S."
- Wine Spectator Insider (November 1st 2017), 90 pts

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2016 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva Branco - 90 PTS - W&S

2016 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva Branco - 90 PTS - W&S

ws logo top100"Rui Madeira makes this wine from high-altitude vineyards in the Douro Superior, capturing the freshness of local white grapes (códega do larinho, rabigato and viosinho) in complex notes of guava, kiwi and quince. It’s clean, finely built, with apple-tight acidity lending direction to the fragrant fruit of the wine. Decant it for pork roasted with apricots."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2018), 90 pts - Year’s Best Portugal Table Wine, Best Buy

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Producer Information: Quinta de Fafide

Quinta de Fafide estate is located on the outskirts of São João da Pesqueira, overlooking the Torto River, on schist soil at an average altitude of 550 meters above the ...
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