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 red color. Complex notes of macerated black fruit, black plum and
graphite. In the mouth large volume, firm structure, intense, straight and
deep; vigorous, full of gravity, good balance between alcohol, the
structure and sugar. A very long end in mouth, transparent and with
great tension. 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. Drink until
from 2016 to 2030.
Grapes selection in the entrance of the cellar. Fermentation with
stripping from the partial destemming in traditional lagares 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.
Should be served at a temperature of 16ºC. We recommend that you
decant it carefully and drink it in 3 weeks maximum.