Quinta do Serrado

Serrado estate with old vines
Quinta do SerradoFTP VinhosPenalva do Castelo, 3550-163geral@ftpvinhos.comhttp://www.ftpvinhos.com

This is a relatively large volume producer that delivers internationally influenced Dao styles for very fair prices. The vineyards are located in one of Dao’s cooler subregions and spread across a range of heights (370-500 meters above sea level) offering a wide range of climatic possibilities.

An interesting aside is that Quinta do Serrado own a ruined medieval monastery Mosteiro do Santo Sepulcro (founded by returning monks from the Crusades). The hope is to eventually restore and establish this as their tasting room.

The owner has a background growing apples and pears in southwest Dao near Tabua and also produces Douro wines on 130 hectares there. Quinta do Serrado’s estates are located near Penalva do Castelo, a region known for fresh, aromatic reds. Ten hectares are in 60-70 year old vines (50% Touriga/30% Jaen and 20% Roriz) surrounding the winery, with the remaining 70 steeply terraced above the DaoRiver. Although not certified, the vineyards are farmed organically.

View Quinta do Serrado wine notes here 

Serrado terraces

Serrado terraces


Serrado Vineyard

Vineyard longitudinal view