Robert Parker (Mark Squires Notes) - 93 pts
17.5 points Revista de Vinhos (Wine Review)
18 points Vinho Grandes Escolhas
ABOUT QUINTA DA ALORNA - MARQUESA DE ALORNA GRANDE RESERVA - PORTUGUESE RED WINE
Quinta da Alorna was established in 1723, and after leading the conquest of the Alorna stronghold in India, D. Pedro de Almeida, the 1st Marquis of Alorna, gave the property its current name.
Quinta da Alorna stands out for the quality of the wines it makes on the banks of the Tagus River, with the entrance marked by a majestic and rare tree in the world known for its beautiful shade. Quinta da Alorna is renowned not only for the nature of its wines, but also for its beautiful landscapes.
With a total area of 2,800 hectares, located in the center of Portugal, close to Santarém, Quinta de Alorna has been diversifying its business areas based on the principles of sustainability, social responsibility and nature conservation.
With 220 hectares of vineyards that are divided between grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, Arinto and Chardonnay, Quinta da Alorna produces wines with the quality, excellence and competitiveness that the national and international markets demand.
Quinta da Alorna has invested greatly in the protection of fauna and flora over the years, with 1,900 hectares of woodland dominated by fir, cork, and eucalyptus.
PAIRING QUINTA DA ALORNA - MARQUESA DE ALORNA GRANDE RESERVA - PORTUGUESE RED WINE
This wine goes well with oven-roasted meats, game, and spicy red meats.
TASTING QUINTA DA ALORNA - MARQUESA DE ALORNA GRANDE RESERVA - PORTUGUESE RED WINE
Wild fruits and the vanilla and spicy character of French oak dominate the wine, which is appealing and rich. The mouth has a silky feel, despite the firm tannins that give it its distinctive structure. Wild fruits like blackberry and raspberry are well-integrated, with a fragrant touch that suggests wild flowers as well. Spices, coffee, and fresh wood toasts are among the notes.
MORE INFO ABOUT QUINTA DA ALORNA - MARQUESA DE ALORNA GRANDE RESERVA - PORTUGUESE RED WINE
Vinification process of Quinta da Alorna - Marquesa de Alorna Grande Reserva - Red Wine: Crushing with complete destemming, accompanied by 15oC pre-fermentative maceration. After that, fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a temperature of 23°C, followed by two weeks of maceration. It spends 12 months in fresh French oak barrels before bottling. It stays in the bottle for 6-12 months after filling.