Just a glass of late bottled vintage 2001, Quinta do Infantado, Douro.

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Quinta do Infantado, Douro, Portugal, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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Quinta do Infantado is a small independent Douro “quinta” (winery) making some very nice ports. It is owned by the Roseira family since several generations back. The current generation is Joao Roseira and his sister Catherine Roseira.

The winery is in a small village, not easy to find. And when you arrive at the winery you are certainly a far distance away from some of today’s super-modern wineries that have been built along the Douro River. This is certainly a traditional family winery. It is on the edge of the village, with a view over the vineyards. The vineyards are steep and terraced. Cannot be easy to work there and even less so in summer under a scorching sun.

The wines are generally of a style much dryer than your average port. Still sweet of course but not so overwhelmingly so. Sometimes almost light, often very elegant. They e.g. make Ruby, Tawny, LBV (late bottled vintage) of different ages, and vintage.

The winery is an old farm building. Inside you can find the traditional open lagares for treading the grapes. They have some concrete fermentation tanks, and of course many oak barrels, port pipes, to age the wines.

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Douro Quinta do Infantado - stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson

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