Douro Valley

A blend of Portuguese grape varieties from the South bank of the River Douro.

Largely a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cao, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barrocca, Tinta Francisca and Tinta Amarela, grown on the schistious hillsides of Quinta da Foz de Temilobos

 

PROVENANCE

The name Temilobos is shared with a tributary of the Rio Douro (River of Gold) that joins it on the edge of the property - from 'de mil lobos': of a thousand wolves.

The Delaforce family have owned and run the property for over 80 years. Management and marketing are carried out by David Delaforce and vineyards and wine-making are the responsibility of his son Nicholas. Soil management and wine distribution are by his son-in-law Alastair MacMillan in Scotland.

The first batch sold was the 2009 vintage; a total of 900 bottles - shipped in November 2011 - sold to family and friends by Easter 2012. 2,400 bottles were produced in 2010, the 2012 is still just available with some customers and 2013 and Tinto Cão are our current releases. Production is being increased to make more wine available in the years to come and as demand grows.

In addition to wine, we also produce Extra Virgin olive oil which is also avaialble in the UK, both warm and cold pressed from a number of different years.