For decades the Amorim family has been the world leader of the cork industry. In 1999 they acquired Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo in the Douro Valey. Luisa Amorim, is at the heart and soul of this project, leading a small team mostly comprised of women.
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a unique place that runs along the north bank of the river Douro for just short of one mile. Of its 296 acres, 210 are planted with letter A vines. The Quinta includes a manor house, now a hotel, that dates back to the early 18th century; a baroque chapel; an olive mill and a winery. Surrounded by the stunning orchards and vineyards, the Quinta deeply reflects the Douro agriculture tradition.
The name Quinta Nova results from the joining of two Quintas (farms). Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) is a tribute to its patron Saint.
Deep ruby color. Complex and elegant aroma, with black berries and flowers dominating. On the palate it reveals huge volume with balsamic aromas among others. Strong tannic structure with a very long finish full of fruit.
Old vines and others with average age of 30 years.
Grapes were hand-sorted as they arrived at the cellar. Fermentation with stripping from the partial destemming in traditional presses during 2 days with temperature control. Intense reassembly and maceration during more 2 days. Strenghtening with wine spirit in 20% (77% vol) and ageing in oak and inox for 4 years, being produced by the traditional method with no filtration and stabilization.
Store in a dark, cool place (12o to 14oC). The bottles should be placed on their side with the label uppermost and without any vibration.
Should be served at a temperature of 16oC. We recommend that you decant it carefully and drink it in 3 weeks maximum.