Quinta do Vallado’s 65 hectares of vineyard are planted in south and west facing slopes of schist soil. Most of the vineyards were planted in the 1990s, but 10 hectares are comprised of old vineyards planted between the 1920s and 1950s. As was the customary practice, a large number of different varieties were planted in the same plot, producing what is now called a “field blend”.
Quinta do Vallado Vinho Tinto Douro DOC is a blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Sousão, and old vineyards (field blend). 20% of the grapes are harvested from the old vineyards. De-stemmed grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks for one week. 70% of the wine is aged for 12 months in stainless steel tanks and 30% of the wine is aged in neutral French oak barrels for 16 months.