Quinta do Feital wine producer
Quinta do Feital
Portuguese estate Quinta do Feital is the brainchild of Spanish winemaker Marcial Dorado. A native of Galicia just over the border into Spain, his search for the perfect spot to grow his region’s beloved Albariño grape led him across the Minho river into Portugal, where the grape is just as widely planted but called Alvarinho.
Here he bought a vineyard planted with 70-year-old Alvarinho vines in the Monção e Melgaço sub-region, traditionally regarded as the best part of the Minho region. From this he produces the estate’s flagship white, Dorado, at Quinta do Feital’s much-renovated gravity-fed winery in the village of Paderne near Melgaço.
In 2002 Marcial purchased a second vineyard, a glorious natural amphitheatre of wines on a rare outcropping of schist in Seixas near the mouth of the Minho. This was already planted with old-vine Trejadura, but Marcial has supplemented this with new plantings of Alvarinho on the upper terraces. This vineyard provides the grapes for the estate’s second wine, Auratus.
Decanting Club wines made by: Quinta do Feital
From Minho, Portugal
Quinta do Feital, Auratus
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