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Quinta Das Carvalhas, 2018 Red Wine

Tinta Francisca Douro Red
** 92 pts Revista de Vinhos **
** 18 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas **

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 14%


$57.45 USD

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The 2018 Quinta Das Carvalhas is an outstanding red wine made from a single varietal grape Tinta Francisca from this iconic quinta. The wine comprises a beautiful ruby colour and aromas of red fruit harmoniously integrated with creamy vanilla notes, demonstrating notable aromatic intensity and complexity. Very balanced and round, resulting in a very pleasant and long-lasting finish. Fresh and smooth.
Drink from Now to 2035

Tinta Francisca is a widely present grape variety among the Douro’s oldest vines. After conducting a profound study, we have developed a recovery program in order to produce a high quality wine from this noble variety that was almost in extinction. Known for its low level of yield, Tinta Francisca reveals a long cycle with late maturation, a small bundle which in some ways has a resemblance to Pinot Noir, its medium to high vegetative vigor, and having distinguished itself in a landscape for its intensley shiny green leaves. We were attracted to produce from this variety a new style of Douro Red, in which we present a very aromatic wine, with a medium-bodied structure and extremely elegant, yet with great intensity. We found, in this way, a new Douro through a very old grape.

Quinta das Carvalhas is one of the most emblematic and spectacular properties in the Douro valley. Written references regarding this magnificent vineyard can be traced back to 1759. Enjoying a prominent position on the left bank of the Douro river, in Pinhão, the estate covers the entire hillside facing the Douro river and occupies part of the slopes of the right bank of the tributary Torto river. Carvalhas’ old vines, are a post-phylloxera plantation, which have reached the respectful age of a century old and represent one of the richest selection of ancient indigenous Douro varieties.

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** 92 pts Revista de Vinhos **
Wine quite unique and sophisticated. Intense and fresh scent, which stand out the notes of forest fruits and light vegetable impressions, creating a remarkable complexity. Intense flavours with a lot of presence, however, seems extremely elegant and ends with a long, fresh and very soft finish.

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