Red wine monosortovoe "Altano" Reserva is made from grapes Turiga Nacional grown on the farm Quinta do Ataíde (Quinta do Ataíde), owned winery Symington. The vineyard of this farm, the largest of the three company-owned, is in Ataíde - a picturesque valley area Vilaris, which, in turn, is part of the Douro Valley. Vines planted over 83 hectares of land. About one-quarter of the entire area reserved for the one grape - Turiga Nacional. The vineyard was defeated in the late 1970s - early 1980s, and today the vines are on top form, reaching the perfect balance of maturity and strength. Sort Turiga Nacional can safely be described as a symbol of Portuguese wine: most iconic wines of Portugal made it out of him. Dry and hot climate of the valley Vilaris optimal for the cultivation of this variety. The berries are picked by hand in small and shallow containers and sent to a very careful and attentive manual sorting. The fruits are exempt from the natural ridges and exposed, under gravity, pressing. Followed by a prolonged cold maceration of the skin with regular stirring the wort. The must is fermented at a controlled temperature in steel tankers of 9 and 15 tons. Aged wine 10-11 months in 400 liter American oak barrels.
Weather conditions in 2009 stood out particularly complex. Rainfall was well below average standards. Unstable weather in the spring gave way to a very hot summer without rain. Despite the challenge of nature, craftsmanship and high qualification of workers winery Symington helped to create the best wine, get a decent assessment experts.
Winery Symington - advanced manufacturer of premium quality vintage ports in Europe. Total sales of port, issued by companies Symington family is more than a third of the world market. Today the family business are seven Symington family members, six of whom through his great-grandmother, Beatrice Atkinson famous of which jokingly said that in her veins flows the blood mixed with port, refer to the 13 generation of the family. Symington is part of "Primum Familiae Vini" - a group of 11 most famous and influential families of the world of wine, along with Antinori, Mouton Rothschild, Torres and others. Own vineyards, farms account for about 70% of drinks, the rest is purchased from reliable suppliers. In addition to the production of port wine, the family occupies a significant place in the market of Madeira. Symington assure that the person responsible for each bottle of wine and supervise all stages of creating a port from work in the vineyards in the Douro to the excerpts, tasting, and filling of the sale. Today, the family is obsessed with his work more than ever before in the history of 350 years Symington - an unprecedented period for wine-making traditions in Porto.