2010 Van Zeller Douro RedBlend from Portugal
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"With a medium concentration of sugars and good acidity levels, 2010 is a year that produced very elegant and very fresh wines, with strong aromatic and fruity fl...
"With a medium concentration of sugars and good acidity levels, 2010 is a year that produced very elegant and very fresh wines, with strong aromatic and fruity flavors and a very good freshness in their finish. Great balance and acidity, intense and velvety, with finesse and elegance.
Van Zellers & Co. was officially established as a Port Wine shipper in 1780, by the first generation of Portuguese van Zellers.
One of the earliest larger shippers, it was sold to other wine merchants in the middle of the 19th century.
It was reacquired by the van Zeller family in the 1930s, when it was incorporated by Quinta do Noval - Quinta do Noval was then owned by my great-grandfather, Luís de Vasconcellos Porto, whose only daughter and heiress, my grand-mother Rita de Vasconcellos Porto, had recently married my grand-father Cristiano van Zeller, descendant of the founder through the eldest male line.
Van Zellers & Co. was again sold by the van Zeller family along with Quinta do Noval in 1993, entering a stage of dormancy, with no stocks or commercial activity.
In 2006 I finally reacquired the company and its brands. That same year I started producing the "VZ" and "Van Zellers" Douro DOC wines, and in 2009 the Van Zeller Ports, thus opening a new chapter in this more than two-hundred-year-old company. " - Winery
|Varietal(s)||Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Sousao, Tinta Barroca, Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz|
|Taste||cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, raisin, high acid, chocolate, blackberry, cassis, tannins, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, barnyard , game and tomato|
|Nose||cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, raisin, chocolate, blackberry, cassis, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, ripe cherry , strawberry , raspberry and mushroom|