Quinta do Perdigao Wines

Quinta do Perdigao Encruzado 2010 13.5% This has a purposeful style intent on dressing Encruzado with more complexity beyond its primarily mineral characters. Extended skin contact (48 hours), partial barrel fermentation and battonage have created a highly condensed palate with firm acidity and fine tannins in support. Aromas and flavors range through earthiness, yeast, soy sauce-like saltiness, minerals, tightly packed into a fine body delivering a long tart, salty finish. Sells locally for 7eu

Quinta do Perdigao Rose Reserva 2010 Created from equal parts Touriga Nacional (pressed from barrels) and free run Alfrocheiro, Jaen and Roriz, this a very classy, complex rose. Smelling intensely of fresh watermelon, it is super smooth and creamy in the mouth ending with dazzling acidity and a meltaway finish. It’s often served up with asparagus and Japanese food. 5eu locally  

Quinta do Perdigao Jaen 2010 13.5% Matured in two year old, neutral French oak. Wine showing big menthol, vanilla oak created aromas over a baseline of red fruits.  Rounded textures and ripe flavors in mouth with hints spicy red fruits welling up on finish. Relatively firm tannins and light acidity for Jaen. A big fruit and strong oak style. Two years on now oak should be well integrated with fruit. 16/20 Tasted 2018

Quinta do Perdigao Alfrocheiro 2008 14.5% Matured in 2-4 year old, neutral French oak, this is textbook Alfrocheiro that suggests why Dao should be taking this grape much more seriously than it is. The wine offers an interesting aromatic mix of red and black fruits with both fresh and dried herbal (mint/pine/straw) high tones. Structured with firm, but fine, front of mouth tannins and refreshing acidity, it is persistent and finely focused, carrying red and black fruit flavors throughout the finish.

Quinta do Perdigao Colheita 2012 14% Primarily a blend of Jaen and Roriz with Touriga Nacional and Alfrocherio in support. Opens with a quite spirity nose with interesting mineral and dried red fruit aromas. A big, ripe alcoholic ‘winter warmer’ style with a flesh, alcohol created, glycerin driven texture and firm tannins. Relatively lowish acidity. 16.5/20 Tasted 2018   

Quinta do Perdigao Colheita 2008 14% Primarily a blend of Jaen and Roriz with Touriga Nacional and Alfrocherio in support. Aromas include a touch of smoke, dried and fresh herbs, and savory fruits. Purely fruited, with a tight, clean palate, it’s nicely structured with polished tannins and firm acidity. 7eu locally.

Quinta do Perdigao Reserva 2005 14.5% A 50% blend of Touriga Nacional fleshed out with Jaen, Roriz and Alfrocheiro.  A complex mixture of mint/pine needle florals over mineral and black fruit characters. Wine offers good length and great minerality in the mouth. My one criticism is a touch too much alcohol showing on finish, but on the whole it is well balanced and integrated on the nose and in the mouth. 

Quinta do Perdigao Touriga Nacional 2008 14.5% Offering spicy herbal (with airing develops into fresh pine and floral notes), cracked black pepper, black fruit aromas, this is a beautifully balanced wine from start to finish. It’s got it all: lovely juicy black fruits throughout, super smooth powdery tannins, great acidity and superb length.