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Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva
Quinta de Fafide
Portugal - Douro

Quinta de Fafide estate is located on the outskirts of Sao Joao da Pesqueira, at an altitude between 550 and 650 meters. The grapes are generally harvested in October, with the altitude allowing them to ripen without water stress. Extremely fresh, this wine shows the freshness of the grapes. Very intense and elegant aromas that are dominated by plum jam and perfectly balanced with toasty notes from the aging in American oak barrels. Excellent tannins on the palate, with a long and lasting finish.

Specifications
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
60% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) and 15% Touriga Franca
Soil type
schist
Vinification
Hand-picked grapes, were fully destemmed and immediatly crushed. The grapes were fermented by grape variety with rigorous selection, so the final blend was what we wanted. This is the Old World of making wine, by selecting grapes by vineyard and lots in the winery. Fermentation in small stainless steel vats, with temperatures around 28 ºC. Smooth and controlled maceration, to get elegant and aromatic wines.
Part of the wine ages 12 months in second and third use American oak barrels.
Pairings

Serve with red meat, game, strong cheeses, spicy meat dishes.

Reviews and News

2015 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva - SILVER MEDAL & 91 PTS - DECANTER

2015 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva - SILVER MEDAL & 91 PTS - DECANTER

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- Decanter World Wine Awards (July 2017), Silver Medal + 91 pts

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2015 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva - 89 PTS - WS

2015 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva - 89 PTS - WS

wine spectator 89 pts"A dense but supple red, with ripe cherry and raspberry notes detailed with gingerbread, berry tea and olive accents, supported by full tannins and well integrated acidity. Baking spice and mineral elements bind together on the finish. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. Drink now through 2022."
- Wine Spectator (December 2017), 89 pts

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2014 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva - 88 PTS & BEST BUY - WE

2014 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva - 88 PTS & BEST BUY - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"An elegant wine that is balanced between blackberry fruits and tight acidity. It is structured with a blend of wood aging and crisp fruit. Drink this attractive wine now. - Roger Voss"
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2016), 88 pts + BEST BUY

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2014 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva - 87 PTS - W&S

2014 Quinta de Fafide Douro Reserva - 87 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"This wine’s clean red berry flavors are brightened by scents of violets and lavender. Then the soft influence of oak takes the finish in a bacon-scented direction. For roast pork."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (April 2017), 87 pts

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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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