Douro is a land of a rough and harsh climate, populated with vines that are born through a shale sea, steep slopes and enchanted valleys.
The brand Quinta Dona Mafalda, born in the Douro and heir to ancestral traditions, nowadays a modern and dynamic company, is proud to present a range of wines of superior quality, combining art and ancestral knowledge in the creation of nectars of excellence, whose quality has been recognized through several gold medals in the most prestigious international competitions.
It produces approximately 30,000 liters of wine annually in a total of 7 hectares of vineyard.
The variety of varieties is considerable, with the presence of Touriga Nacional, Tinto Roriz, Touriga Franca and Souzão. A third of the estate is made up of "old" vineyards. In 2014 and 2015 a deep investment was made in the replanting of part of the property, with the aim of giving more space for the development of the vineyard.
Carlos Valente, the oenologist, has the challenging task of discovering the natural essence of grapes and maintaining the sustainability of Port wine stocks, renewing and reinventing Douro red wine every year. It has also followed the management of the vineyards, the conversion, and investment of the area of wine production.
The efforts made in the vineyard allowed the international recognition of the "Quinta Dona Mafalda - Vinhas Velha" wine. A fruity and structured wine with elegant tannins.
Recent scores on Wine Enthusiast:
Christie's 2015 Quinta Dona Mafalda Vinhas Velhas Red (Douro) - 91Points
"With its 60% Touriga Nacional, this wine has rich, wood-aged perfumed fruit. Black plums and berries come through the tannins and spice to give a ripe character to this big-hearted wine. "
Christie's 2015 Quinta Dona Mafalda Touriga Nacional (Douro) - 88 Points
"Pure, rich ripe Touriga Nacional gives perfumed wine, rich in tannins and with a stylish character from the bright red fruits. The wine is juicy, balanced, and certain to age well. "