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Pacheco & Irmãos, Lda

P.O. Box 4470-338, 4470-338 Valença do Douro
Quinta da Corte, 5120-491 Valença do Douro

This company is co-exhibitor of
IVDP - Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto I.P.

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  wines from Europe
  • 01.01.17  wines from Portugal
  •  wines from Douro

Our products

Product category: wines from Douro

10 years old Tawny Port

Category: 10 year old Port wine, 20% alcohol by volume
Soil: schists.
ClimateVarieties: A mixture of old vines (Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela).
Vintage: A blend of 10 year old wines.
Vinification: Highly traditional, in lagares, pressed by foot which allows the content of the grapes to be gently extracted in a very controlled manner.
Aging: In 600 litre casks (“pipas”).

Tasting: A rich amber colour with pale mahogany highlights, this 10 year old Tawny immediately reveals a superb aromatic palette, starting with notes of almond, walnut, figs, dried fruits, currants and candied orange, then develops toasted, woody and turpentine notes.

In the mouth it displays the same kind of complexity, with a deep, rich, concentrated structure underpinned by a glorious acidity It develops with great vigour and integrity towards a finish of exceptional length, leaving very elegant rancio flavours on the palate.

Pairing: Ready to drink now, it goes beautifully with lobster in sauce, a langoustine risotto, fish in saffron, or fresh goat’s milk cheese or a Comté cheese. Serve at between 10° and 12°.
Keeping: 3 years.

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Product category: wines from Douro

20 years old Tawny Port

Category: 20 year old Port wine, 20% alcohol by volume
Soil: schists.
ClimateVarieties: A mix of old vines (average age more than 70 years), including traditional varieties such as Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Rufete and Tinta Amarela.
Vintage: A blend of wines with an average age of 20 years.
Vinification: Traditional, in granite vats (lagares), where the grapes are pressed by treading in order to extract the component elements of the grapes with great precision.
Aging: In 600 litre casks (“pipas”).

Tasting: Gold in colour, with mahogany reflections, this high-class Tawny immediately seduces with the complexity of its aromas: a heady mix of currants, liquorice, cinnamon, candied citrus peel, coffee, cashew, caramel, walnut … and more.

The palate is soft and harmonious, with a fine width which develops in an equally complex fashion. Fresh, flavoursome and well-balanced, it progresses to a long, rich and well-defined finish.

Pairing: Ready for drinking now, and will combine nicely as an aperitif with goat’s cheese on French toast. It would also make a rich combination with calf sweetbreads or a chicken tagine with preserved lemons. For dessert, it provides the perfect accompaniment to a hazelnut chocolate cake or cream coffee cake. Serve at between 10° and 12°.
Keeping: 20 years.

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Product category: wines from Douro

Late Bottled Vintage 2014 Port (LBV)

Category: Late bottled vintage Port wine, 19,5% alcohol by volume
Soil: schists.
ClimateVarieties: A mix of old vines (average age more than 70 years), including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Rufete and Tinto Cão.
Vintage: 2014. Bottled in 2018. A good year, full of freshness and fruit.
Vinification: Traditional, in granite vats (lagares), where the grapes are pressed by treading in order to extract the component elements of the grapes with great precision.
Aging: In barrels of 6050 litres.

Tasting: A deep ruby red in colour, this LBV immediately reveals aromas of fresh black fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant, followed by cherries, and displays a fine maturity.

The palate develops complex flavours, amongst which cocoa and mint stand out. Meaty, very well balanced and with great length, it builds on a finely formed structure with elegance and superb volume. The full, fruity finish, lightly mentholated, adds great coherence to the whole.

Pairing: Ready for drinking now, and goes wonderfully well with ‘Tomme’ sheep’s milk cheese and all kinds of dark chocolate or red fruit desserts.. Serve at 14°C.
Keeping: Already a delight to drink, it will become even more complex with time, and will keep for 20 years in the cellar.

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Product category: wines from Douro

2015 Vintage Port

Category: 2015 Vintage Port, 19.5% alcohol by volume
Soil: schists.
Climate: Mediterranean – very low annual rainfall and hot, dry summers.
Varieties: In accordance with tradition, a considerable number of native varieties are grown side by side in the same plot. These may include Touriga Franca or Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz and even Tinta Barroca.
Average age of vines: More than 70 years.
Growing: Traditional methods. Almost all the plots in the domaine are non-mechanised.Vinification: After the grapes are sorted in the field and on tables they are placed in lagares where they are pressed by treading in the traditional manner. During fermentation the wine undergoes mutage with neutral alcohol.
Aging: 20 months in casks.

The 2015 vintage: Following a mild spring with rapid vine growth, the beginning of July brought a dry, warm, summer which reduced growth to a more measured pace. Some rain during September came at just the right time to produce a harmonious fruit in very fine condition and with perfect ripening. This year now stands as one of the best vintages in the past 10 years.

Tasting: Coming from an exceptional plot in the Quinta, this 2015 vintage, red in colour with inky reflections, reveals its true qualities right from the outset: an intense nose of blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry purée, cocoa, tobacco, pepper, cardamom and mild roasted notes provides a delightful opening.
The palate confirms this first impression with an attack which is immediately broad, full and powerful, then develops generously over a velvety, sensual underlying structure. There are flavours of over-ripe red and black berries and spices, with lively undertones which contribute to a well-balanced and harmonious whole. The long, robust finish, with its distinct but well-blended tannins, holds a promise of admirable keeping qualities. Still young, it can only grow in complexity in the years to come.

Pairing: For a classic, unbeatable match, choose a Stilton, a Roquefort or a Gorgonzola. A dark chocolate fondant has also proved a worthy accompaniment, but then again, roast duck with blackcurrant sauce would also go wonderfully well.
Keeping: 20 years.
Note: Only 3,800 bottles of this limited-edition 2015 Vintage Port have been produced.

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About us

Company details

Since the domaine was taken over by Vignobles Philippe Austruy the vines, with an average age of 40 years, were first of all carefully surveyed, plot by plot, row by row, plant by plant. This work was necessary because of the traditional practice of planting a wide mix of varieties together. Missing or diseased plants were replaced. At the same time, the soil was completely re-tilled to allow it to breathe, to encourage vertical root growth and to enhance microbial activity. For the past 2 years half the Quinta (12 hectares) has been tilled once a year using horses.

Finally, to improve the vines’ adaptation to the soil and particularly to the climate, pruning has been moving progressively back to the traditional “Vara e torno” method, which is similar to Guyot and has the advantage of bringing the new shoots closer to the ground, making them better able to resist the summer heat.

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