Quinta dos Frades, is located in the parish of Folgosa. Its earliest records date back to the thirteenth century when it was donated to the monks of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas in 1256
The quality of the wine produced at Quinta dos Frades was recognized early on. The property was included in the Douro Demarcations, carried out between 1757 and 1761 by the Agricultural Company of the Upper Douro Wines. The estate has a Pombaline landmark classified as a Building of Public Interest
After decades of producing for other wine exporting establishments, in 2008, the great-grandchildren of Delfim Ferreira decided to draw on the potentialities of the estate's vineyards and started a project to produce the first table wine under the brand name of "Quinta dos Frades".
THE GRAPES ARE HARVESTED BY HAND, DESTEMMED AND CRUSHED IN LARGE GRANITE BASINS USING THE BARE FEET STOMPING TECHNIQUE
Quinta dos Frades is produced in excellent harvests only. This wine features velvety black fruit and spicy notes. Full-bodied with rounded tannins. A smooth wine with great balance and a long aftertaste.
The grapes are screened manually, destalked and foot trodden in granite presses.
The entire alcoholic fermentation process also takes place in granite presses. The must is then placed in stainless steel vats where the malolactic fermentation occurs, and then in French oak barrels to age.
Produced in exceptional harvests only. A red-coloured wine with shades of brown. A black fruit aroma, balsamic and spicy notes. Strong, more mature tannins with a smooth velvety texture.
The grapes are screened manually, destalked and foot trodden in granite presses in which the alcoholic fermentation takes place. Malolactic fermentation occurs in a stainless steel vat. The wine is then aged in 225-litre French oak barrels for 12 months.
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You will be able to visit a series of delightful spots:
The mansion-house with its beautifully cared for gardens, the Tea House, the tranquility of the vineyards, the wine cellar and the wines, whose heady sounds and palates you will be able to try for yourself
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Vineyard Spot: Folgosa do Douro, Portugal Website:Quinta dos Frades One of our favorite wines from this producer: Old Vines, Vinha dos Deuses
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