Quinta Nova Unoaked
First Harvest: 2003
Owner: Amorim Family
Winemakers: Jorge Alves and Sónia Pereira
Varieties: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela and Touriga Nacional
Zone: Cima Corgo
Integrated Production Way Harvest: By hand
Yield level: 5500kg/ha
Additional Winemaking Notes
Stage: Ageing in stainless-steel vats of 25000L Alcohol: 14,00% Vol.
Bottling: May 2019
Production: 80000 bottlesA unique unoaked blend, that uses the Quinta Nova da Nossa Senhora do Carmo’s main grape varieties - Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão. It has an authentic and intense flavour that demonstrates that it does not need to be aged in an oak barrel to be sophisticated.
Its ruby colour and youthful, exuberant and mineral aroma offers a magnificent balance between fruit, dense structure and alcohol, and confirms that the full character of the Douro fits inside a bottle of wine, with extraordinary richness and volume.
In Portugal, this wine is one of the finest examples of unoaked wines, and can be drunk young or stored in the cellar for 5-7 years.
2018 | Silver Medal, Mundusvini, Germany
2017 | Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards, England
2017 | 92 points, Decanter, UK
2016 | 97 points, Best in show, Decanter Wine Awards, England
2014 | 87 points, eRobert Parker, USA
2009 | 2nd Best Douro Wine, New York Times, USA
2006 | Silver, Challenge International du Vin, France