First Harvest: 2003
Owner: Amorim Family
Winemakers: Jorge Alves and Mafalda Machado
Viticulture: Ana Mota
Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão
Zone: Cima Corgo
Integrated Production Way
Harvest: By hand
Yeld level: 5.500 Kg/Ha
Additional Winemaking Notes
Ageing: Ageing in stainless-steel vats of 25000 L
Alcohol: 14% Vol.
Bottling: August 2022
Production: 220 000 bottles
From September 2 to September 20
There was some climate instability in 2021, once again demonstrating the crucial importance of human experience and knowledge of the vineyards.
It was a memorably cool year during development of the vegetative cycle, with a mildly hot summer and rainfall during the harvest. The natural conditions and cool nights contributed to slow and gradual maturation, favouring the balance of the grapes and maintaining the primary aromas, juicy texture and sparkling freshness!
It is a unique and wood-free blend of the main grape varieties of Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo – Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela and Tinto Cão — a wine of authentic and intense flavor that does not need a barrel to be sophisticated. This wine is special not only due to its unique palate, but also because of its ruby color and its youthful aroma, lush and mineral, demonstrating a magnificent balance between the fruit, the dense s wine without wood, a promise that can be enjoyed early or be kept in the cellar and developed for five to seven years.