Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva Red

Douro, Portugal

Vintage: 2015 (Current)

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Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva Red 2015

Overview

Duas Quintas Reserva expresses the strength and complexity of the Upper Douro and the excellence and elegance of Ramos Pinto wines. Ramos Pinto, an iconic Port producer, broke ground when it introduced still wines from the Douro. Duas Quintas Reserva is a graceful wine that has the potential to age into a classic. In climatic terms in the Upper Douro 2015 was a very dry year and the wine needed the water reserves from the previous year. During the spring and until the end of the month of June, the successive high temperature peaks in the Upper Douro accelerated the vegetative cycle and affected the production of some varieties. The moderate temperatures over the summer and the cool nights enabled the regular, homogenous maturation of the grapes, with great aromatic expression. Duas Quintas Reserva Red 2015 is an elegant and perfumed wine.

Winemaking

The grapes, from selected plots on our Quinta de Ervamoira and Quinta dos Bons Ares, were harvested and sorted by hand, into small boxes. Vinification of the Ervamoira grapes was done in granite lagares, whilst the Bons Ares grapes were vinified in wood and in concrete vats, with long maceration. After running off and pressing in a vertical press, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in vats of 6000 litre and 10000 litre capacity. For 16 months, it was left to age in new one- and two-year-old barrels. The wine was bottled in May 2017.

Tasting Notes

Lovely dark ruby red, clear and bright with garnet reflexes. Intense and involving aroma. It starts with the final notes of red berries and floral aromas, followed by notes of cocoa and spices. In the mouth it is full, embracing and harmonious, with a fine texture, freshness and persistence. Excellent if drunk now but with great ageing potential.

Technical Information

Varietals: 85% Touriga Nacional, 10% Touriga Franca, 5%Tinta Barca

Wine Alcohol: 14.5%

Titratable Acidity: 5.4

pH: 3.6

Suggested Retail Price: $40.99