Thanks to Friends of Quinta do Tedo...

…for your ongoing support and to our Quinta do Tedo team's hard work, word is out about 2 wonderful awards: Best of Nation in San Francisco International Wine Competition 2015, to include Double Gold 94 pts for our Vintage Port 2011.

For our Wine Tourism services to include tours, tastings and our 5 guest rooms.

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Gold for our Vintage 2011 at Vinidivio - Dijon, France

Gold Medal for Quinta do Tedo's Vintage 2011. Not just because Vincent is Burgundian do I applaude the professional, warm and generous reception of Douro Valley producers at Vinidivio during Dijon's 84th International Gastronomic Fair, that took place from  30 October to 4 November. Each year a non-French viticultural region is chosen to be at the "table of honor", and during 5 days we proudly showcased our wines and ports along with 20+/- selected Douro Valley wineries.

Port style differences tasted.

Tasting the public, private collectors, trade and wine professionals and sharing our knowledge of port style differences, of Douro Valley with her beautiful traditions and dynamic innovations was our grand honneur.  Vinidivio's additional seminars/group tastings/professional days were well-received  and impressively organized.  Not to mention the apéritifs, dinners, visits to Burgundy's prestigious wineries and the unforgettable participation at the Paulée de Dijon organized with Douro Valley wineries that created a great sense of camaraderie between the 2 wine regions, such is the wine world!

!st prize Dijon

Proud to share with you that Quinta do Tedo received the Gold for our Vintage 2011 handed out during the Paulée.  A big thanks to all organizers to include the sommeliers present, especially to Florence Zito and Manuel Cabral.  Merci bien~

NB For a food and wine lover to have "experienced" a gastronomic fair in France with close to 600 exhibitors of véritable French cuisine and wine where I lunched sur place for 5 days is equivalent to having been "at large" in a 5-story candy store for a young child! In addition, the Paulée de Dijon, with over 150 attendants to include Burgundy and Douro Valley wine producers, with bottles of  prestigious wines shared at tables with a pairing menu catered by Michelin-rated group Bernard Loiseau was icing on top of the cake! ~ Kay

Our sublime Portos: Vintage 2011 and Vintage 2011 Savedra

Sublime Vintage 2011 Last week at our Dutch importer Okhuysen’s annual warehouse pre-holiday tasting our 2011 Vintage Porto and 2011 Vintage Porto Savedra attracted serious attention.  For obvious reason: Vintage Port (or Porto) 2011 is considered the best since 20 years by many Port authorities.  Tasters held their glass for a small pour, eyes lit up in delight over the dark purple inky color and upon tasting their eyes gazed upward to the left, a sign of processing information and, in this case, of our Vintage 2011 or Vintage 2011 Savedra's sublime qualities.

Judging by the intense color in the glass, one knows that the mouth feel will have weight and rich flavor. Blackberry and black cherry jam flavors together with the Douro soil’s schist minerality and rich tannins in the mouth, and native wild rockrose cistus in the nose are the initial descriptors for this young fortified wine. Powerful, complex and gripping, yet with balance and length, these are beautiful Vintage Ports.

Bloomberg’s wine writer Ellin McCoy wrote in 2013 that “collectors whining about Bordeaux prices have an excellent alternative: the 2011 Vintage Ports”.

Highly respected Port expert Mark Squire from The Wine Advocate, wrote recently  about our Vintage Port 2011 Savedra “10% Touriga Nacional together with its old vines field blend (65+ years) … built for the long haul, with concentration and structure (and) beautiful fruit, but also the potential to age well.”  93 points!

Question: when to drink this Vintage?  According to Vincent “enjoy when young after 5 years (2016) to 105 years (2116), avoiding "Vintage Port's "awkward adolescence" from 10 - 17 years (2021-2028).  Human aging studies point out that we will live longer, up to 120 years, so here is a wine that can accompany you for years to come”.

Oh, that French humor…~