The Wine

This red wine is produced almost every year from vineyards with 10 years or more, predominantly from the varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Francesa.

Quinta do Côtto is a very refined wine with an intense aroma of wild berries, offering a complex and balanced structure, with a distinctive but smooth presence of tannins. As a young wine it's quite pleasant to drink, but can also age on the bottle for long years due to its complex and balanced structure.

Tasting and Gastronomic Notes
Colour Dark violet shade
Nose Elegant with good complexity, notes of chocolate, spices, matured red fruit with good intensity, hints of smoke well intermingled with light floral notes which give harmony.
Taste Elegant showing a correct balance. Good volume well structured and round tannins. Persistent and pleasant finish with toasty notes giving a very pleasant sensation.
Gastronomy Roasted or grilled fat fish, dry cod fish dishes, grill meat.
Technical Notes
Classification Douro controlled appellation of origin (D.O.C.)
Year 2008
Grape varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Sousão
Harvest 100% manual in 20kg cases, between 9th September and 8th October, carried out under dry and stable weather.
Vinification 100% destemmed grapes fermented for 10 days in autovinificators and stainless steel vats with temperature control. Skin maceration for 15 days. Malolactic fermentation. Stabilisation.
Wood maturation Partial for 9 months in Portuguese oak barrels (medium toast).
Analysis Alc. 13,0 % - Total acidity: 5,30 g/l - p.H.: 3,75
Technical Notes
Montez Champalimaud - Producer
União Europeia - Fundos EstruturáisPrime
Quinta do Côtto
Côtto Grande Escolha
Press Releases
Quinta do Côtto
Côtto Grande Escolha
Champalimaud Porto Vintage