Rufo Douro Tinto, Vale D Maria 2016

PR06516

Rufo, meaning red in Latin, is an expressive wine with a juicy palate and succulent red and black fruit flavours. It is very easy to enjoy with ripe tannins and plenty of character.

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Producer Quinta Vale D Maria
Type Red
ABV 13.0%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Area Douro
Style Full-bodied
Vintage 2016
Major Grape Touriga Franca
Grapes 60% Touriga Franca, 40% Touriga Nacional
Drinking Guide Drink or Keep
Food Match Game, Roast
Press Reviews

*40 top wines for summer*
Cristiano van Zeller makes some of the Douro Valley’s finest reds at Quinta do Vale D Maria. This is his version of a Burgundy village wine, lighter and more fruit-driven, but characteristically expressive with hints of violets, herbs and dark plums.
David Williams, The Observer Food Monthly, 16th June 2019

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Tiny yields for the second year in a row in 2018, after the previous year’s drought finally broke in spectacular fashion. Heavy rain caused soil erosion and hail was also a problem. A hot summer saved what was left in terms of quality but could not make up for the yields already lost. 2017 proved to be a hot, dry year with one of the earliest harvests on record and yields down about 35% but the quality is very good for table wine. 2016 was a complex but ultimately satisfying year with a wet winter followed by a summer that was drier and warmer than usual; the resulting wines show great balance and concentration in both red and white. 2015 was excellent and reds and whites have depth and concentration. Cooler conditions in 2014 produced some of the best whites yet. After a slow start, 2013 gave high quality wines in the end, drinking well now. 2012 was a low-yielding vintage which produced concentrated reds with good acidity that should keep. A drought year in 2011 gave great quality wines, whilst 2010 produced plenty of wine, some of which lacked a little definition. Another hot year in 2009 meant good ripeness but alcohol levels are high.

*40 top wines for summer*
Cristiano van Zeller makes some of the Douro Valley’s finest reds at Quinta do Vale D Maria. This is his version of a Burgundy village wine, lighter and more fruit-driven, but characteristically expressive with hints of violets, herbs and dark plums.
David Williams, The Observer Food Monthly, 16th June 2019

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