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February 15, 2018

Ramos Pinto

Adriano Ramos Pinto

“The Collector” is Launched

OAKLAND, CA.— Adriano Ramos-Pinto adds another wine to their already renowned portfolio with the introduction of “The Collector”, a vintage character Port. The house has also updated their traditional image with a sleek and contemporary line of packaging created to make the bottles more eye-catching and easier to read in both an on and off-premise environment.

The Collector is an unfiltered vintage character Port that is a blend of several excellent vintages. Unlike a vintage Port, which ages for two years in wood and decades in the bottle, a vintage character Port is aged in wood for six years and then bottled. It is a young wine that retains its delicate fruit aromas while gaining the patina and roundness of age. The unfiltered winemaking process produces a wine that has limited intervention and closely retains the varietal integrity. At a suggested retail price of $16, The Collector allows wine drinkers the opportunity to experience a vintage quality wine at an affordable price.

The new packaging has a contemporary look but also reflects the strong Ramos-Pinto heritage by incorporating elements from the famous Belle Epoque poster design “The Kiss” (see attached photo) and the embossed pinto design (Portuguese coin) which has been associated with the house for decades.

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A NEW LOOK AND A NEW PORT FOR ADRIANO RAMOS-PINTO – cont.

“It was important for the house to hold on to its history but move forward with a more progressive look that works in today’s market place” states winemaker João Nicolau de Almeida. He further remarks “We believe that updating our image is also about improving our portfolio offerings. With the Collector we are able to offer a wine that truly reflects the house style at an affordable price point”.

Winemaker João Nicolau de Almeida joined the family firm in 1976 after earning a degree in Enology and Agricultural Chemistry at Bordeaux University. Combining his love of the Douro region and his passion for enology, he began an exhaustive micro-vinification study of single grape varietals. This study established the five major varietals that were officially adopted by the regional authorities: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinta Cao.

Founded in 1880 by brothers Adriano and Antonio, Adriano Ramos-Pinto is run today by the heirs of these two brothers and was partially acquired by the House of Louis Roederer in 1990. Adriano Ramos-Pinto cultivates 460 acres of prime vineyards in Portugal’s famed Douro region and enjoys the distinction of holding the largest proportion of vineyards in relation to its production, giving it a high degree of control over viticultural methods and harvest time. Included in the Ramos Pinto portfolio is a selection of vintage ports, ruby, tawny and white ports, a late bottle vintage port and a line of still wines under the label of Duas Quintas.

The wines of Adriano Ramos-Pinto are imported and distributed by Maisons Marques & Domaines, Inc. USA. The Collector is available in the US market at a suggested retail price of $16.

For more information on this product or imagery, please contact Amelia Stephan (astephan@mmdusa.net) or (510) 286 2014

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