Red Wine Vale das Donas
Red wine from the region of Tejo, with one ruby red color.
With an aroma of red fruit and smooth tannins.
Enjoy it with red meat and pork meat dishes. Very good wine for the traditional Portuguese dishes; Cozido à Portuguesa and Feijoada.
ABV: 13% vol.
Delivery: 2 to 6 weeks
Delivers all over the world by truck, air and sea. In LCL or full container.
Shelf Life / Products Validity: We always deliver with the maximum validity.
Appellation: Vinho Regional Tejo
Origin: Tomar, Portugal
Grape varieties: Castelao 40%, Aragonez 40% and Alicante Bouschet 20%
Controlled maturation of each variety, the harvest begins in September at the ideal point of ripeness, manual harvest in 20 kg boxes.
After total destemming, the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature between 26 to 28 ° C, accompanied by gentle daily pumping while respecting the integrity of the grape berry.
Once the desired concentration of color, aromas and tannins is reached, the solid part of the liquid of the wort is separated and the malolactic fermentation of the wine is encouraged for later stabilization and stage.
Aroma to ripe red fruits.
It is engaging and balanced in the mouth, with a soft but persistent finish.
Alcohol content: 13% vol.
Total acidity 4.27 g/l
Available in 75cl bottle and bag-in-box with 5L or 10L
"Flavors of beetroot and juicy fruit are juxtaposed in this structured yet fruity wine. lt has some bitterness and a hint of wood, and there is intense acidity on the finish." Roger Voss 4/1/2013
Gold - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
Silver - AWC Vienna 2016
Silver - AWC Vienna 2015
This grape is found predominately in southern Portugal, but also prospers in the poor, sandy-clay soils found throughout the Tejo region.
The grape has the ability to produce well-structured wines with vibrant acidity and an endearing rustic quality with notes of plum, red currants and meaty aromas.
Known to the Spaniards as tempranillo (and as tinto roriz in Northern Portugal), this variety makes rich and robust wines throughout Portugal, and is often found in blends rather than as a single-varietal wine.
Thriving in sandy and clay soils, aragonez produces smooth, fruit-forward wines with undertones of spice.
It is in the “Dao” region that this grape variety has greater expression, being used in many of the region"s wines and considered by several oenologists a high quality grape variety.
Cultivation of this grape variety, also known in the area of Douro as Alfrocheiro Preto, has successfully spread to the Alentejo and Ribatejos regions, as well as to the area of Palmela.
As Alicante Bouschet is very fertile, it is necessary to control its production, in order for the berries not to lose qualities such as color.
It is also important to control this grape variety’s harvest, since it is an early ripened and very susceptible to diseases, namely to rottenness.
Alicante Bouschet produces deeply colored wines, with aromas resembling wild fruit, ripened blackberries and spices.
The vineyards are planted in deep soil of schist origin and clay-limestone, dry on the surface and rich in water the transition to the underground. Equipped with drop-by-drop irrigation, to control the level of water stress, the vineyards have driven systems that guarantee sun exposure and aeration necessary for more balanced maturation and high quality grapes based on a selection of the best regional, national and International grapes varieties.
Red varieties: Touriga Nacional, Aragonez, Castelão, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon e Merlot.
White varieties: Arinto, Fernão Pires, Moscatel Galego Branco, Moscatel Roxo, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling e Gewürztraminer.
Wines from the Tejo region
Family-owned estate winery with 30 hectares. Dedicated to producing wines of exemplary quality, enhanced by a regional character.
Our story starts with a passion for wine and the Templars history when, back in 1989, we discover old vineyards left to natural succession near Tomar, a city located in the center of Portugal and founded by the Knights Templar. Nourished by a sunny, warm and dry climate, relative cool nights, with limestone-clay and schistose soils, this fertile agriculture region has excellent natural conditions for grape growing.
Inspired by the multi-centenary Templar’s art of winemaking in this region, we embraced our new ambition by building a state-of-the-art winery and gradually restructured the vineyards to achieve a balance of young/old vines, all under the supervision of an experienced technical team.
Reaching top 3 in one of the largest international wine competition strengthened our focus on making world-class wines at affordable prices. Our dedication to quality is consistently recognized by several Gold and Silver medals in rigorous wine competitions and 85+ ratings (Very Good) in renowned international publications.
- 6 Bottles
- 120 Boxes