Story of the wine:
Most white grapes grown in the upper Douro valley, until the 1980s were used for Port. Since the 1990s there has been a revolution in the valley and many great red and white non fortified wines are being produced. The Viosinho and Rabigato grapes are particular to the Douro valley and make high quality wine. The Duorum estate, started in 2007 and named after the two men, old friends, people who established the winery, Maria Soares Franco – who was for many years in charge of the iconic Douro wine Barca Velha – and Joao Portugal Ramos.The wines are also a blend of two altitudes, and from two different vineyard parcels. The name Tons means “tones of” or “hues of”.
Grape(s): Viosinho, Rabigato, Verdelho, Arinto, Moscatel
Area: From vineyards on 2 estates in the upper Douro near the town of Villa Nova da Foz Coa on the shadier, north-facing left bank of the Douro
Vines per ha.: 4-5,000 vines per ha.
Av. age of vines: 5-20 years old
Vinification: A pre-fermentation maceration of 12 to 24 hours is followed by a fermentation at 14-160C. There is no malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: Aged in stainless steel vats until bottled
Pack size: 6 x 75cl
Regional dish Bacalhau à Brás
for this wine Salt cod with fried matchstick potatoes and scrambled egg and recommended by olives
Descriptions for Wine List
1) Herbal and and slightly earthy nose. A firm dry and well structured palate. A good weight in the mouth and nicely balanced finish.
2) Douro white, wine previously overshadowed by the region’s reds, but is now quietly coming into their own. Herbal and slightly earthy nose. A firm, dry and well structured palate. A good weight in the mouth and nicely balanced finish.
Country: Portugal Region: Vila Nova de Foz Côa - Douro Grape: Viosinho, Rabigato, Verdelho, Arinto, Moscatel Product code: 5810 Pack size: 6x75cl
A new estate it has won a batch of awards in Portugal. It comprises of a range of sites which means that it is able to grow vines at different altitudes and on different soils to ensure the wine’s complexity.