Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva White

Douro, Portugal

Vintage:2017 (Current)

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Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva White 2017

Overview

The Duas Quintas brand is synonymous with a blend of highland and lowland soils, maturity and freshness, schist and granite. The Duas Quintas Reserva white is made from a selection of grape varieties with personality, high natural acidity and remarkable aromatic complexity, a wine with structure to be enjoyed while young and which can evolve well during the ageing process. A wine that conveys the potential of our vineyards.

Winemaking

The grapes from the best plots are selected at Quinta de Ervamoira and Quinta dos Bons Ares to make Duas Quintas Reserve White. In 2017, the grape varieties selected were Rabigato, Arinto and Viosinho. The grapes are harvested by hand and taken to the winery in small boxes, separated according to variety and plot; the must is obtained by direct pressing, following cold maceration. The clean must ferments in stainless steel vats (75%) and in French and Austrian oak barrels (25%) of various capacities where, after turning into wine, it ages for 9 months on fine lees. This wine was bottled in May 2018.  

Tasting Notes

Elegant, golden color. Subtle, mature character, displaying a brilliant, fruity aroma recalling loquats and apricots, fresh almonds and lemon blossom. 
On the palate it is characteristic of Duas Quintas Reserva White, being full, with a firm, soft texture. We highlight the delicate complexity of this 2017 wine. 

Harvest Notes

The 2017 harvest will be remembered for the speed of the maturation, especially in the case of the white grapes at Quinta dos Bons Ares, which were picked three weeks earlier than usual, whilst the grapes at Quinta de Ervamoira ripened ten days earlier. The dry winter and the hot spring temperatures were the principal causes of this phenomenon. The grapes displayed excellent health and the yields were low. The profile of this harvest is mature, rich and scented. 

Food Pairing

Ideal as an aperitif to enjoy this wine’s elegance and harmony. We recommend serving it with shellfish, octopus dishes or with fish. It is excellent with goat’s cheese. The ideal serving temperature is 55ºF and 59ºF. 

Technical Information

Varietals: 86% Rabigato, 7% Arinto, 7% Viosinho

Wine Alcohol: 14%

Titratable Acidity: 5.5 g/L

pH: 3.24

Suggested Retail Price: $30.00