Intense dark cherry in color with ruby highlights, the first swirl of the glass releases an intense bouquet of plums and berries that morph into complex balsamic notes. It has a compact structure on the palate, with silky, well-defined tannins and solid concentration. Blackberry and licorice hide behind layers of complexity. 2017 brought one of the earliest harvests on records after a dry winter and hot spring, with healthy fruit but low yields.
The house of Ramos Pinto dates back to the 19th century and founder, Adriano Ramos Pinto. Adriano was a young artist studying at the Centro Artistico Portuense, and his unique skillset proved invaluable to the growth of the house as he embraced the merchandising and marketing side of things with rare gusto. His brother joined soon thereafter, taking on the financial management so Adriano could handle the artistry in peace. What followed was a slow and steady growth that never strayed from the artistic vision of making and sharing beautiful wines of the motherland, Douro. In 1976, Adriano’s great-grandson joined the team and brought new innovations in both planting and winemaking that would launch the house to even greater heights.