Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

DESCRIPTION

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of Douro valley and owned by Amorim family since 1999. The family connection to the wine comes from afar.  Meanwhile the dream came true and the project is now in the hands of the 4th generation of the family.

With a story longer than 250 years, the property displays conserved structures and the cellar original building from 1764, after interventions by the architect Arnaldo Barbosa.

But the «quinta» is much earlier than this and history confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal House, having been identified its first owner in 1725.

The winery produced more than 3,500 barrels of wine from neighboring estates and it was soon ‘integrated in the first demarcation of the region’. The historic sites that are still preserved give notice to this historic weight.

An entrepreneur spirit and family vision did however the difference because, combined with a passionate commitment to the future, determined the beginning of multiple changes to a path of oenological excellence.

The estate has 120ha over the Douro river, along 1.5 km on the right bank, in the heart of the Douro. Of these, 85ha are planted with carefully maintained vines, all letter A, framed in the wonderful and unique UNESCO landscape.

Nature is without doubt the root of all good wines and that’s why at Quinta Nova the harvest is done by hand. The grapes are hand selected with respect to their natural maturation in with the aim of achieving a perfect balance between structure and aroma thus creating fine and elegant wines, strong in character and fresh.

Balance, harmony and authenticity are our slogans!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Wine Grape Varietal Age of the vines Nature of soil Technical information
Pomares Branco Viosinho, Gouveio and Rabigato 20 years Schyst/granit
Pomares Tinto Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional 25 years schyst
Pomares Moscatel Moscatel Galego  25 years  Schyst/granit
Douro Colheita “Unoaked” Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinto Cão 50 years  schyst
Quinta Nova Rose Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca 50  years  schyst
Grainha Reserva Red Tinta Roriz, Tinta Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca 50  years  schyst
Grainha Reserva White Gouveio, Viosinho, Rabigato and Fernão Pires 20 years  Schyst / Granit
Grande Reserva Referencia 25% Old vines and 100  years  schyst

GENERAL INFORMATION

COUNTRY Portugal
REGION Douro
APPELLATION(S) Douro - Ports
PRODUCER Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
FOUNDED 1725 - 1999 is when the current ownership started
SIZE OF THE VINEYARD 296 acres, with 210 acresha planted (only reds). The white grapes come from private producers close by from higher altitude
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 670.000L
FARMING traditional
WEBSITE www.quintanova.com

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