Quinta Nova Unoaked Douro 2018
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - 97 Points Platinum - Best in Show: Value Best in Show
A stunning and satisfying youthful red wine blended from Touriga Nactional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cão. It's vibrant red/purple colour jumps from the glass as do the inviting aromas of red berry, plum and hints of spice. Mouthfilling on the palate with juicy, fresh flavours of damson and black cherry and a fine, balanced acidity. Smooth tannins round off this fantastic Douro red. Drink now or savour until 2024, a perfect match to game or tapas style meat dishes.
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo to give it it's full name is a winery situated in a unique UNESCO landscape, a place of extreme beauty in the heart of Douro valley along the right bank of the river. Owned by Amorim family since 1999, this estate has a history which streches back over 250 years with some original aspects of the winery dating back to 1764, one of the oldest in the Douro. The terroir is stunning, with the vines planted in trellises which head up steep slopes, on unique soil composed of greywachian schist. The vineyard location is perfectly suited to maximise the effects of the Mediterranean micro climate and the hottest and driest winds, which help to ripen the grapes and concentrate the juices.