Lavradores de Feitoria, Cheda Tinto, Douro, Portugal 2017

Regular price £13.49

Elegant Douro red from the superior Lavradores de Feitoria Co-operative

Lavradores translates as ‘farmers’ in Portuguese. Cheda wines are made by 15 families of farmers that have been making wines in the Douro for decades. Together they own 19 Quintas throughout the three sub-regions of the Douro Valley. They came together to share resources, expertise, tradition and innovation. To make wines that reflect the great diversity of terroir in the Douro under one roof, with one approach and one winemaking team. Paulo Ruão and Olga Martins are the incredibly talented winemakers behind Lavradores de Feitoria. Their Cheda range offers fantastic value from the heart of the Douro Valley – bright, youthful, approachable styles of wine that fit comfortably onto any shelf or wine list.

The grapes come from the family vineyards planted along the Douro valley that have an average age of 25 to 30 years.

Fermentation and aging is carried out in stainless steel.

Tasting Note: Vibrant red colour. Extremely fruity, revealing ripe dark plums and cherry aromas. Fresh and fruity on the palate, with soft and elegant tannins. Silky and very well-balanced acidity. Generous fruit with an elegant and very savoury finish.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.3 (ave producer score)

Touriga Franca (50%), Tinta Roriz (30%), Touriga Nacional (10%), Tinta Barroca 10%