Quinta Nova Grande Reserva Red
First Harvest: 2005
Owner: Amorim Family
Winemakers: Jorge Alves and Sónia Pereira
Varieties: Touriga Nacional (75%) and centuries-old vines (25%)
Zone: Cima Corgo
Integrated Production Way Harvest: By hand
Yield level: 2700kg/ha
Additional Winemaking Notes
Stage: Storage 16 months in new French oak (Centre, Allier and Vosges forests) and 6 months in the cellar Alcohol: 14,00% Vol.
Bottling: June 2019
Production: 4500 bottles
Since the 2005 vintage, this wine has been a fundamental piece in the history of Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo and is the maximum expression of the terroir.
Using grapes from the first Touriga Nacional single-vine vineyards planted in the Douro Demarcated Region, now 45 years old, in a 1.5-hectare plot with east-west solar exposure, it uses a mixture of clones with very low productivity, with very small clusters of grapes and small berries.
Unique, this highly concentrated lot of Touriga Nacional, combined with centuries-old vines results in a very elegant, almost feminine profile, contrasting with an intense structure of succulent tannins of enormous precision.
The high gravity schist texture, the sapphire profile and the purple colour are well reflected in the nature of the Touriga Nacional grape variety.
2017 | 96-98 points, eRobert Parker, USA
2017 | 18 points, Revista Grandes Escolhas, Portugal
2017 | 17.5 points, Revista de Vinhos, Portugal
2016 | 93 points, Revista Fugas, Público, Portugal
2016 | 94-96 points, eRobert Parker, USA
2015 | 19 points, Revista Grandes Escolhas, Portugal
2015 | 18.5 points, Revista de Vinhos, Portugal
2015 | 93 points, Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection, USA
2015 | 94-96 points, eRobert Parker, USA
2013 | 92 points, Wine Spectator, USA
2013 | 17.5 points, Revista de Vinhos, Portugal
2011 | 93 points, Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection, USA
2011 | 94 points, eRobert Parker, USA
2009 | 92 points, Wine Spectator, USA
2009 | 93 points, Wine Enthusiast Cellar Selection, USA
2006 | Gold, Selections Mondiales, Canada
2005 | Best old world red wine, Prova Top Ten, Brazil
2005 | Best Douro wine, Grand Jury Européen, Portugal
2005 | Grand prize - red wines, Press Choice, Portugal