Quinta da Falorca | Dão, Portugal

Quinta Vale Das Escadinhas covers 23 hectares in the Silgueiros sub region of Dão and was established by the Costa Barros de Figuerido family over five generations ago.

Amongst the olive groves, hazelnut and pine trees are four vineyards - Vale das Escadinhas, Barreiro, Esmoitada and Falorca - which cover 13 hectares in total. The vineyards are situated on the steep banks of the Dão river facing south with full exposure to the sun and are planted predominately with Touriga Nacional, a complex red grape variety best known for Port production which has great potential for ageing. Also planted are Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro Preto, Tinto Pinheira and Jean and the white varietals Encruzado and Malvasia.

They have invested heavily over the past 30 years in the vineyards to ensure that they grow absolutely exceptional grapes and the fruits of their labour are evident by the fact that they have made it into ViniPortugal's '50 Greatest Portuguese Wines' on several occasions.