Warre's Quinta da Telhada

The Quinta da Telhada vineyard was acquired by Cockburn’s in 1980 and was planted in 1986. In 2006 the property was acquired by the Symington family for Warre’s.

The Quinta da Telhada vineyard was acquired by Cockburn’s in 1980 and was planted in 1986.  In 2006 the property was acquired by the Symington family for Warre’s.

Terroir

The Quinta is located in the heart of the Douro Superior, the eastern most section of the DOC region.  This area has a continental climate characterised by extremes, with hot dry summers and very cold and dry winters. The 10 year annual average rainfall for the area is 400mm, just one third of the typical rainfall at Quinta da Cavadinha. The soil’s main component is schist, a laminated slate-like rock.

Wine

The grapes from Telhada are normally vinified by individual variety, and reflect the best characteristics of those varieties.  The Touriga Nacional from Telhada hás very fine tannins with pronounced blackcurrent aromas and chocolate undertones.  Climatic and soil conditions allow the Touriga Franca fruit to develop its full maturity and potential, with splendid dark wines showing strong berry and floral aromas.  The wines from Telhada have concentrated flavour, deep colour and an intense tannic backbone.  The grapes are vinified at the nearby Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira winery, which is equipped with both robotic and traditional stone lagares.

Quinta and Vineyards

Quinta da Telhada is one of the most remote vineyards in the Douro, located on an isolated stretch of the river just 25 km from the Spanish border.  The modern soil-banked terraces are situated on a gentle slope rising up from the north bank of the river, with full southern exposure. 

  • Entire vineyard is block planted, so grapes can be vinified by variety
  • Almost 50% Touriga Nacional
  • The vines have an average age of 20 years
  • In 2009 the property produced 97 pipes of must (1 pipe = 750 Kg), making approximately 7,400 9 litre cases of Port
  • All of the property is “A-rated”, the highest possible quality designation
  • All grapes are picked by hand

 

 



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