Quinta do Portal Colheita White
This delicious white wine offers crisp, citrusy flavours and white flowers notes on the nose. It’s creamy with tropical fruits showing in the mouth.
20% off for any mixed 12
Produced from Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Viosinho and Moscatel
“Each one of the four grape varieties plays a specific role in the blend of this beautiful wine. Viosinho adds the aromatic freshness and intensifies the minerality. Moscatel is crucial in the floral character and the honey on the palate. Malvasia Fina gives the wine personality and volume in the mouth. Rabigato joins with the Viosinho further enhancing the minerality and freshness. The aromas are seductive, elegant and rich, where we can find apricot and grapefruit. Very good balance in the mouth, full and soft with a very crisp refreshing feel. It has an aftertaste with nice freshness and mineral sensation.” PAULO COUTINHO
There continues to be substantial investment at Quinta do Portal: new cellars to accommodate the huge Port vats, new equipment that picks out only the ripest grapes, new gravity feed platform, softer pumps and presses all lead to sweeter, riper tannins and rounded complexity.In addition Pascal Chatonnet, from the Institut d'Oenologie in Bordeaux, has been working as a consultant with winemaker Paulo Coutinho in the areas of vinification and barrel ageing since the winery's inception and the results have been exceptional.
Quinta do Portal consists of four different estates, one of which, Quinta dos Muros, has been in the family for over a century. Most of the vineyards lie at highish altitudes for the Douro, so escaping the incessant summer heat, at least by night, and producing grapes that make wines of freshness and elegance.
With a stunning series of vintage ports in the last few years, and perhaps the best examples of fortified Moscatel you'll find in the Douro, it is time for wine lovers to take a trip to Portal; the latest addition to the winery is a fabulous modern guesthouse, the Casa das Pipas.
"This estate, operating under the supervision of French consultant Pascal Chatonnet, is producing an array of wines that generally perform well at fair prices".
Mark Squires - The Wine Advocate January 2008.
Winery of the Year - Revista de Vinhos (Portuguese Wine Oscars)
Winery of the Year - Wine & Spirits Magazine