One of Portugal's largest and most progressive producers with 600 hectares spread across estates in five regions from Douro in the north to Alentejo in the south. Winemaker Francisco Antunes oversees what must be one of the most diverse ranges in Europe, from the 3rd largest Portuguese rose brand (Casal Mendes) to some of the country's most impressive premium reds from estates in Douro, Dao, Bairrada and Alentejo. Arguably, Francisco's greatest achievements lie between these extremes, a range of mid-priced wines from native varieties, full of character, quite distinctly Portuguese, but at the same time approachable and with fresh, modern fruit.
Quinta da Garrida has an area of 112 hectares - 80 hectares being 15 years old - and is situated within the region of Dao.
Matured for 12 months in French (80%) and Russian (20%) oak barrels.
Intense aromas of ripe black berry fruit, off-set with some spicy, smoky notes. Black cherry, bitter mocha and smooth structured tannins combine to produce a harmonious, well integrated and complex palate, with a fresh herbal, black fruit finish.