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An intense harvest

Quinta Vale D. Maria, belonging to the Aveleda group, recently launched an Old Tawny Porto Colheita 1969, the first in an exclusive and limited series of wines of this category.

António Guedes, Aveleda, was in Lisbon, at verride Palácio Santa Catarina, accompanied by Cristiano and Francisca Vanzeller (father and daughter) to present a special wine and rare, a harvest dating from 1969 that complements an already wide range of wines that the company produces in the Douro, and that comes thus to make a difference. 

Harvest Port age port wine barrels until the date of its traffic jam. With the aging, the Valley D. Maria Very Old Tawny Harvest Port 1969 won brownish and golden nuances, with aromatic notes of dried fruits, honey and balsamic notes. In the mouth is engaging, greedy, complex, with enormous freshness and Persistence. A very special wine, limited edition, which meets of the trend that douro wine producers currently have in launching old wines, of great prestige.

Only 800 bottles of Vale D. Maria Very Old Tawny Colheita Porto 1969 will be launched, and each traffic jam is made on request, and each bottle will be numbered. The packaging was designed by the Rivotti Design atelier, and every detail was thought of in detail. Bottling, labeling and placing the bottle in the box are handmade. The wooden box has a holy wood finish and its interior is coated with velvety black fabric, developed by Aéme Premium Packaging. The shape of the bottle (0.75cl) was inspired by the luxury perfume bottles. PvP is 600€


A Quinta Vale D. Maria is located in the Torto River Valley in the Douro region, with its first records dated 1868. Since the 1996 harvest, it has been dedicated to production of DOC Douro wines and Port Wines, under the supervision of Cristiano van Zeller, fourteenth generation of producers linked to the wines of this region. The wines from Quinta Vale D. Maria intend to reflect the unique character of the Douro, preserving the identity of vineyards with great diversity of castes, solar guidelines, planting density and age of vineyards. Respect for origin is maintained through sustainable viticulture, with respect to the region and highlighting the diversity of Douro varieties.

A Quinta Vale D. Maria has been integrated into the Aveleda Group since 2017. An operation between cousins Cristiano and the Guedes family (of Aveleda), which thus strengthened their position in the wines with this acquisition.