2015 Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva Douro

$49.95

"The concept of this wine descended from Fernando Nicolau de Almeida, who created Ferreira’s Barca Velha, the first modern Douro red, by blending fruit from the vineyard along the banks of the upper Douro (now Vale Meão) with grapes from cooler high-altitude sites. His son, João, became managing director of Ramos Pinto, where Champagne Roederer helped to finance Nicolau de Almeida’s experimentation with a blend from two estate-owned vineyards in the Douro Superior: Ervamoira, on the banks of the Coa River, and Bons Ares, a cool, high-altitude site. This is the last vintage of Duas Quintas made under his watch before he retired, and one of the best. It sparks with mineral intensity, fat and rich enough in the middle to support all that schist-driven tannic power. Up above, a violet scent introduces the wine and lingers in the midst of a complex finish. The flavors modulate between black and purple, the youthfulness of the fruit primed to evolve for a decade or more." - Wine & Spirits

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Douro
Total Varietal Composition %:
85% Touriga Nacional, 10% Touriga Franca and 5% Tinta Barca
SKU #:
1047563
Size:
750 ml Bottle
W&S93

Wine & Spirits

The concept of this wine descended from Fernando Nicolau de Almeida, who created Ferreira’s Barca Velha, the first modern Douro red, by blending fruit from the vineyard along the banks of the upper Douro (now Vale Meão) with grapes from cooler high-altitude sites. His son, João, became managing director of Ramos Pinto, where Champagne Roederer helped to finance Nicolau de Almeida’s experimentation with a blend from two estate-owned vineyards in the Douro Superior: Ervamoira, on the banks of the Coa River, and Bons Ares, a cool, high-altitude site. This is the last vintage of Duas Quintas made under his watch before he retired, and one of the best. It sparks with mineral intensity, fat and rich enough in the middle to support all that schist-driven tannic power. Up above, a violet scent introduces the wine and lingers in the midst of a complex finish. The flavors modulate between black and purple, the youthfulness of the fruit primed to evolve for a decade or more.