Purple colour. Rich and complex aroma, associating elegance and concentration. Black fruit notes complemented by tobacco and vanilla from the perfectly integrated wood.
15 - 16ºC
Fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature.
18 months in French oak
Gold medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014;Gold medal International Wine Challenge 2014;Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014;Gold medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 (2009);Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2012 (2009).
<p><span>Quinta da Fronteira Reserva harvest of 2015 has a deep, opaque, purple ruby color with a thin cranberry cherry rim. Dark cherry, dusky blackberry, smoky cedar, licorice, and earthy crushed stone aromas. Blackberry, tart spicy plum preserves, and rich oak flavors. Full body, rich grippy wooly tannins, medium plus acidity, and a lingering tart dark fruit and oak finish. Hefty, intense, tannic. I'll revisit this one in a few years.</span></p> <p></p> <p></p>
<p>Quinta dos Avidagos has a wide range of wines that goes from Avidagos White, Red and Rosé, Quinta dos Avidagos Tinto Reserva, Quinta do Além Tanha Tinto and Quinta dos Avidagos Grande Reserva Tinto. The indigenous varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, for the reds and Gouveio, Rabigato and Viosinho for white, allow them to achieve all the personality and character of the terroirs of the Douro. Combining cutting-edge winemaking with the traditional foot treading in granite mills (lagares), the aim is to produce wines with excellent value money with recognized quality worldwide, international profile and the nature of their homeland. The excellence of the wine culture, the use of traditional varieties, as well as the structural conditions of the region and the human project, has constituted the secret of success. The Douro is actually unique, singular. The wines deserve attention from critics regarding the quality and sales, both domestically and in export markets, have increased. It is the wish of the Quinta dos Avidagos also to join to the existing range of products, a Port wine in the future</p> <p></p>
<p>The Quinta do Côtto, in Cidadelhe, relatively close to the Régua, is a property of 75 hectares of vineyard and a plot built in the eighteenth century. The owners of the farm, the Montez Champalimaud family, exclusively produced Port wine until the beginning of the 20th century. In 1980 Miguel Champalimaud launched the first Quinta do Côtto Grande Escolha, consolidating the concept of Douro's quinta wines, which are still rare in the region.<br />The Quinta do Côtto brand has grown greatly in notoriety since then, until it became one of the most classic and prestigious references in the Douro region</p>
<p class="hiddeh1">Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of Douro valley and owned by Amorim family since 1999. But the «quinta» is much earlier than this and history confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal House, having been identified its first owner in 1725.</p> <p class="hiddeh1">Mirabillis, Quinta Nova Vintage, Pomares, Grainha and Quinta Nova Red and White wine</p> <p></p> <p></p>
<p>Churchill's was founded in 1981 and is the only British Port Wine company to be established in 50 years. John Graham, the founder, had thus fulfilled the desire to produce a wine with its own individual style</p>
<p>VINILOURENÇO is based in the Upper Douro, in Poço do Canto village near the City of Meda. It was created with the mission of transforming and revitalizing the production of the vineyards that began to be planted in the 80's by Horacio Lourenço, after returning from Angola. His wine passion led him to develop his heritage</p>
<p></p> <p>Manuel Correia was born into a modest family, which for three generations drew sustenance from a patchwork in the Douro.</p> <p>Douro Family is a tribute to his roots, to his family, to the men and women who helped to build up the brand, parts of a whole turned into a remarkable product.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Wine taught him about the time it takes for a dream to germinate, grow and gain strength</p>
<p>Casa Ferreirinha and its wines are synonymous with quality, time and art. Thus it has been since the company’s founding in the eighteenth century by Bernardo Ferreira, whose formula was refined by his descendants, especially his granddaughter Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, known affectionately as "Ferreirinha" or "Ferreirinha-da-Régua".</p>
<p><span>This wine originates from grapes that have been carefully selected in a manual harvest. After they have been stalked and crushed, the pellicular maceration process continues for 8 hours at 10°C (50°F), maximizing the colour and aroma of the grapes</span></p>
<p>Casa Ferreirinha and its wines are synonymous with quality, time and art. Thus it has been since the company’s founding in the eighteenth century by Bernardo Ferreira, whose formula was refined by his descendants, especially his granddaughter Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, known affectionately as Ferreirinha or Ferreirinha-da-Régua</p>
<p>In 2008, winemaker Carlos Magalhães challenged his friends João Nuno Magalhães, Manuel Castro and Lemos, Albano Magalhães and Bernardo Lobo Xavier, who later joined João Anacoreta Correia, to acquire Quinta da Saudade.</p>