ALTANO 'REWILDING' EDITION & QUINTA DO ATAIDE

 

DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL

 

 

It’s not often we get to champion great wines and a great cause, so we’re thrilled to reach out today with this unforgettable offer for our Concierge clients. Not only is this your chance to experience two of the most expressive varietals we’ve ever tasted from the legendary Symington family of wines, but you’ll be supporting a vital effort: a portion of every purchase will go to Rewilding Portugal, a large-scale conservation project that seeks to protect biodiversity hotspots on a 120,000-hectare wildlife corridor.

We salute the Symingtons for this collaboration, and are proud to work with passionate and conscientious people who understand that they are part of a larger mission. The family has proven that it is more than just a producer; it is a caretaker of the land, which it has owned and tended since 1882. All their vineyards are sustainably managed with minimum intervention, and the family maintains the largest area of organic vineyard in northern Portugal. As the Symingtons know, it’s not tinkering in the tanks that makes a wine great; it’s terroir. In this case, the famed Quinta do Ataíde—a unique patch of earth, with a loamier soil than that of the rest of the Douro and growing conditions that are ideal for the production of high-quality wine. No herbicides are needed (or used) and the dryness of the micro-climate limits competing (and potentially damaging) vegetation.

That terroir is not simply present in these wines—it’s honored. Both are gorgeous on the nose, summoning forth the floral, flinty character of the Douro, before yielding to aromas of dense dark fruit. Both are vivid examples of a style of winemaking that defines the best of the current crop of Spanish and Portuguese reds, marrying timeless methods and modern sensibilities.

Fleshy, fruit-forward wines can sometimes prove overpowering, but the Altano Rewilding has unexpected finesse for its size, thanks to subtly spicy tannins and a judicious use of acidity. Likewise the Quinta do Ataíde, an opulent charmer that Wine Advocate calls “beautiful...pure and serious.”

Tradition. Innovation. Preservation. It’s rare to find a project that speaks to all three, and that’s why we couldn’t be more excited to have partnered on this. We hope you’ll join us as partners, too. But act now; this is a limited release and special Concierge pricing is available for one week only.

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2021-2022. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MI, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, August 22, 2021.