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At Quinta do Tedo, bringing together traditions from Burgundy and California, proprietors Vincent Bouchard and Kay Steffey Bouchard have revitalized a venerable winery and created new distinctive Portos and Douro wines.
In 1992, Vincent Bouchard and his wife Kay Steffey Bouchard saw their dream of owning a winery become a reality. They purchased and began to restore the 250-year old, 35 acre/14 hectare, Quinta do Tedo estate, located at the confluence or rivers Tedo and Douro river in Portugal. With great vision, passion and infinite energy, Vincent and Kay continue to revitalize their property, together with talented winemaker and general manager Jorge Alves, and year after year they produce award-winning Portos and Douro DOC table wines.
Quinta do Tedo has a Single Quinta classification, the Portuguese equivalent to an Estate, Domaine or Azienda. One hundred percent of our grapes come from our own 35 acres (14 hectares) of class “A” vineyards, the highest rating from the Portuguese Instituto do Vinho do Porto, equivalent to Grand Cru.
The quinta is bordered by the Tedo river to the west, the Douro river to the north, and to the east and southeast by large, carved feitoria stones which mark the landscape like sentries. These antique granite stones come from the first Douro appellation demarcation, dating back to 1756.
Historically, only wine coming from the feitoria demarcation area, considered to be the finest quality, received authorization for export.
Today, our “A” classification and location within the feitoria limits prove the great potential of Quinta do Tedo as a Single Quinta label.
Our traditional closely-spaced planting (3.3 x 5 feet, or 1.10 x 1.6 meters) on steep terraces of rocky schist soil includes eighteen varietals of red grape, dominated by Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Francesa.The vineyards are divided into five parcels, each separately vinified.
The average age of our grapevines is thirty years, and their yield of 1.5 tons per acre (27 – 30 hectolitres per hectare) creates very concentrated flavors in the wine.
Determined to provide an environmentally sound future for our children and for our customers, we are among the first Porto producers to practice what is called culture raisonable (responsible and sustainable agricultural practices), and in July 2010 our winery will become certified organic This means that we control the type of products and the amounts that we can apply to the vineyards. The soil, the plants and the grapes are periodically tested to ensure we are maintaining this high standard.
(Article and photos courtesy of: quintadotedo.com)
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