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1997 Quinta do Infantado

ITEM 8012568 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
robon 4 $23 $92
fesoa 1 $23 $23
masho6 4 $22 $88
Gunter 2 $22 $44
SSA 0 of 2 $22 $0
jamca 0 of 1 $21 $0
11 $20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8044111 2 $20 Dec 26, 2021
I8044111 2 $21 Dec 26, 2021
I8036494 8 $20 Dec 19, 2021
I8026129 1 $30 Dec 12, 2021
I8026129 1 $31 Dec 12, 2021
I8019541 5 $26 Dec 5, 2021
I8019549 6 $27 Dec 5, 2021
I8021740 10 $20 Dec 5, 2021
I8012567 5 $20 Nov 28, 2021
I8012568 6 $22 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

Winemaker

...“meio-seco” (medium-dry) style...good concentration and depth...excellent structure and balance. The Roseira family is very careful when declaring a vintage year...

PRODUCER

Quinta do Infantado

Quinta do Infantado is in the Cima Corgo area of Douro. It was founded in 1816 by an heir to the Portuguese throne, hence the name “Infantado” derived from “infante,” which is Portuguese for “prince.” For the last century it has been owned by the Roseira family and is today run by Joao Roseira and his sister-in-law Catherine. All the 25-acre of estate vineyards are classified as “class A,” which is the top tier of Douro vineyard classifications.

REGION

Portugal

Portugal is best known for its two legendary fortified wines, Port and Madeira, but it also produces significant amounts of red and white table wine. In most years it ranks around the 10th or 11th largest wine producer in the world. In 2013, for instance, Portugal was the 11th largest producer just after Germany. Wine has always been produced in Portugal and in fact the country was the first to organize an appellation system, which it did in 1756, nearly 200 years before the French set up their appellations. The highest quality wines are labeled D.O.C. for Denominaçào de Origem Controlada. Many of the most innovative winemakers today, however, are avoiding the appellation system, which they deem too stifling for modern winemaking practices. The Douro Valley is the nation’s most important wine producing region, and it is the capital of Port production. The Portuguese island of Madeira, located 400 miles west of Morocco, is the nation’s other famous wine region, having produced Madeira for export for more than 400 years. Many red and white wine grapes grow in Portugal, though the best known is Touriga Nacional, the red grape used for Port and, increasingly, high quality table wines. Touriga Nacional produces dark, tannic, fruity wines.