Of an intense ruby colour, deep nose and great complexity, Quinta do Côtto vinha do Dote, the new Montez Champalimaud's house wine has in its name part of the story of the Douro family property. Quinta do Côtto is located in the parish of Cidadelhe, Mesão Frio, and its secular story takes us to the 14th century, to the first register of the family Montez Champalimaud in Douro. With this family, there came the desire to make wines to express the multiple micro-terroirs of the region. Outside the main hull of the Quinta do Côtto wines, there is a vineyard of unique characteristics: their vines, originated from 90 year-old vines with more than 30 varieties, are marked by a very low production, but of tremendous balance and quality, with concentrated fruit, thanks to the combination of factors such as the exposure South/West, the altitude of 140 metres and the schistose soil. This vineyard came to the family through Rosa Carolina Pinto Barreiros’ dowry from her marriage to Anthony Montez Champalimaud in 1865. Rose would found, in 1922, the company Montez Champalimaud limited. In her honour, this old Vineyard has been carefully restored and baptized symbolically as vinha do dote (Dowry vineyard). From this unique crib, Quinta do Côtto vinha do Dote was produced. A wine with some spice, notes of graphite, black fruit and berries that open the palate, showing good volume, ripe tannins and lots of freshness to balance the set. Long and persistent end.