The Wine

It is a vin de guard that coveys well the terroir of the Quinta do Côtto. It possesses intense aromas and flavours of fruits and spices, and is a very fine and complex wine. The characteristic tannins derived from the Portuguese oak are amply present, endowing the wine with the character and elegance that make it unique.

The Côtto Grande Escolha is produced from vineyards that are at least 25 years old and is solely in years of exceptional quality.

Tasting and Gastronomic Notes
Colour Dark ruby
Nose Good complexity and great depth, notes of intense spices and well-ripened red fruits, with lightly smoky hints that confer harmony and great personality.
Taste Very good structure, full-bodied, intense yet well-ripened tannins, good balance and correct acidity. Long and pleasant finish, in perfect harmony. Shows the potential of a great wine, although still rather young, with great potential for ageing.
Gastronomy Stew or roasted game and lamb meat dishes.
Technical Notes
Classification Douro controlled appellation of origin (D.O.C.)
Year 2007
Grape varieties Predominantly Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz
Harvest 100% manual, in 20kg boxes, between the 20th September and 14th October, under very dry and stable weather conditions achieving therefore remarkably high quality levels.
Vinification Grape selection, Light Pressing, 100% destemming, Short pre-fermenting maceration, 15 days fermenting in stainless steal vats, Skin maceration for 20 days, Malolactic Fermentation, Stabilization.
Wood maturation Around 15 months in new Portuguese oak 225 litre barrels, medium toast.
Analysis Alc. 14% - Total acidity: 5,20 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