The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Quinta da Pedra Alta, Reserva Tinto

Quinta da Pedra Alta is located in Soutelinho-Favaios near Alijó in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro Valley above the Pinhão River. The property has a long history dating back to at least the late 18th century and contains 3 of the granite markers (Feitoria) that were put in place for the demarcation of the Port region (1758 to 1761). They are the only single Quinta with 3 of these Feitoria and the area has always produced grapes for high quality ports.

Pedra Alta was purchased just ahead of the 2018 harvest by the new owners who have the intention of helping their winemaker, João Pires, realise the full potential of this amazing piece of land.

The 35 ha of vineyards sit between 230 and 550 metres above the sea level and are planted on different faces of the hills. This combination of variation of altitude and exposure to the sun helps to give perfect balance and complexity in our wines. On the terraces you will find vines which are more than 40 years old, alongside more recent plantings. They grow only indigenous and traditional Douro grapes that are blended to produce our range of still wines and ports.

Quinta da Pedra Alta Reserva Tinto is a complex, rich, oak matured Douro Red, made from a blend of selected parcels from the best sites on the Quinta. Aromas of red plum, blueberries and black cherries with spicy anise notes. This is a rich, luscious, fruit-laden wine with a long textured palate with chewy tannins and balanced acidity.

Grapes – Touriga Nacional (54%), Touriga Franca (35%), Sousão (11%)

Wines by grape

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We can deliver anywhere in mainland Britain from £11.95 per case.