The Quinta das Tecedeiras Story
This estate is brilliantly located along the river about 25 minutes by boat upstream from Pinhão. The vineyards are all “A” grade and a large part are 95 years old. It has been in Francisco Passos’ family for several generations and used to contribute a large proportion of the fruit used by Taylor’s for their vintage ports. Since 2001, Carlos Lucas has been responsible for the winemaking and we did actually sell the wine a few years back. Carlos is still wine maker here, but the vineyard has been taken over by Englishman Tony Smith and his Brazilian business partner Marcelo Lima.
Quinta das Tecedeiras Wines
The prime focus of the estate continues with table wines, but small quantities of two exceptional ports have also been produced, and we welcome these wines to our list; the first Ports to feature on a Clark Foyster portfolio.
Flor das Tecedeiras is a briefly oak aged red, made primarily from a ten year old vineyard planted low down by the river. It’s a fairly classic spicy, peppery Douro red.
The Quinta das Tecedeiras Reserve comes from the old vineyards on the estate and spends 18 months in barrique. It’s an elegant and very classy wine with a fine ageing potential. It puts a clear perspective on the Douro’s ambitions to create world-class table wines.
The Tawny Port is a Douro matured blend of vintages from 2001 to 2008. It’s slightly madeirised in a delicious, tangy and not too sweet way.
|QTFDT17B||Flor das Tecedeiras, Douro||2017|
|QTFDT16B||Flor das Tecedeiras, Douro||2016|
|QTTAWNVB||Port, Tawny reserve||NV|