90 points Decanter
"Impactful nose of forest fruit, dark chocolate and mocha, with ravishingly juicy fruit on the palate underpinned by a racy freshness to fuel and alluringly persistent finish."
Vinous Reverie Notes
This Altano DOC Douro red wine is made from a combination of several traditional Douro grape varieties sourced from the Symington family’s Douro Valley vineyards, principally those located in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior subregions.Deep, crimson color. This Altano red reveals scented floral aromas and focused, fresh fruit, reflecting the very good year in which Touriga Franca shone. Simultaneously full and silky on the palate, well defined red fruit flavors come to the fore, enveloped in soft, ripe tannins and spicy notes. Generous, well-structured and elegant.Ready for immediate consumption, although the wine has the potential to continue developing favorably in the bottle until 2019.
Altano is produced by the Symingtons, a leading winemaking family of Scottish, English and Portuguese ancestry who have been making Port in the Douro for five generations.
Today, the family own the largest collection of individual vineyards in the Douro Valley – a unique landholding of 26 Quintas in the prime Cima-Corgo and Douro Superior subregions. This sustained strategy of reinvestment in the region’s finest vineyards is unmatched by any producer.