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Quinta de Cidrô Chardonnay

In 1993 we planted the first rows of Chardonnay as a starting point for our experimental project at the Quinta. The first Chardonnay was produced in 1996 by the hand of Jerry Luper, a Californian winemaker who had previously been involved with the famous 1973 Chateau Montalena from Napa Valley. In 1997, the variety’s fast adaptation to the Douro’s terroir combined with Luper’s touch resulted in a memorable Chardonnay, which went on to win many awards. This was a turning point for Real Companhia Velha in the search for premium quality wines.

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Drink now or cellar for 10 to 15 years

12ºC – 14ºC



The Quinta de Cidrô Chardonnay reflects the quality of this noble french grape nonetheless carries the strong influence of our region It is a unique wine, where the variety’s character is supported by the Douro’s concentration and minerality. It is fermented and aged in french oak barriques under the process of batonage with lees.


Beautiful golden colour and a complexity of tropical fruit aromas with smokey oak nuances of toast. Presents a medium body and fruitful flavours with a splendid velvety structure and excelent acidity that results in a long and lasting finish.


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