The demarcated region of Douro is divided into 3 zones, the Baixo Corgo, the Cima Corgo, and the Douro Superior, in order of their occupied area.
The Cima Corgo constitutes about 36% of the demarcated region, and in it we find, among others, the Quinta das Tecedeiras, a farm that owes its name to the nuns that sowed linen there, but it’s the wine that brings it to the limelight. This Quinta das Tecedeiras Reserve is one of its most popular products.
I tasted the most recent harvest, the 2016 one, and there were no major surprises. I confess my expectations for this harvest were high, this promises to be another important year of great wines, and with each taste the idea holds truer. This 2016 Reserve, with old vineyards from the Tecedeiras, is created from the emblematic casts of Douro: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca. A long maceration.
Red rubi color with good intensity. The red fruits dominate the aroma, the spices, which come from the barrel stage, give it complexity. Very fresh and elegant profile. The highly polished tannins give it a good structure and elegance, long and a fruity finish.
A wine that promises to evolve well, while already being in very good condition for immediate consumption.
Quinta das Tecedeiras Reserva 2016.. 87pts