From old vines, with its 60% Touriga Nacional, this wine has rich, wood-aged perfumed fruit. Black plums and berries come through the tannins and spice to give a ripe character to this big-hearted wine. The 2015 has been rated 91pt Editor`s Choice!
This first wine from Quinta Dona Mafalda shows full colour with wonderful hit of bilberry and violets on the nose,leading to a chocolatey, trufey melange of black and red fruits. Young and juicy, with strong but soft and elegant tannins. Tons of potential. Delicious. Home of ancestral traditions, Quinta Dona Mafalda is located on the left bank of the Douro River, in the Alto Douro Wine Region territory, classifed by UNESCO as World Heritage. It’s here, that all the magic begins, with the Douro River as backdrop and a hillside bathed in sunlight, filling our generous schist soil, with energy, to enrich our most noble grape varieties, planted in about seven hectares.
Our estate Quinta Dona Mafalda, produces every year approximately 30,000 liters of wine, on nearly 7 hectares.
The distribution of the vine varieties is quite homogeneous with Touriga Nacional, Tinto Roriz, Touriga Franca and Souzão. One third of the estate is still (and will remain so!) with 'old vines'. In 2014 and 2015 we invested a lot, by replanting part of the estate and grubbing up, in some cases, one foot on two, to give them more 'space' to live.