Quinta do Portal is a family fine winemaking company that embraced with passion the “Boutique Winery” concept. We proudly produce DOC Douro wines, premium Port Wines and Moscatel. This project that started in the early 90’s of the XX century, had on its base a centenary estate where our family has been producing Port since the last years of the XIX century. Our commitment to the production of quality wines has been, since the first moment, the heart and soul of Quinta do Portal. This effort, passion and dedication have been recognized both at a national and international level during the course of the years.
After a dry Winter, there were heavy rains March, April and May sometimes very localized. The heavy Spring rain is always a challenge and causes a lot of pressure to control the late mildew to assure the crop and ward against the bad flowering conditions.
At this point it was expected there would be a significative delay in the maturation. August arrived very hot with temperatures ranging, in some days, between 40 and 45ºC
The high temperatures continued through September. October was milder and continued without any rain that allied to cool nights, allowed for a recovery of the maturation and better balance of the musts.
Picking started on the 10th September and finished on the 20th October. A slow vindima, that made it possible to get an excellent balance on the white grapes and also wait for the very good maturation of the red grapes from higher altitude vineyards.
Hand-picked and transported to the winery in small baskets.
Tinta Roriz (35%), Touriga Nacional (35%), Touriga Franca (30%).
Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel with maceration at 24-26ºC. Aged for 9 months in new and used French oak barrels.
Made with a very carefully winemaking, using gravity and precise techniques, this wine is full bodied with a ripe berry colour and fruity aromas marked by Tinta Roriz that is responsible for the intense aroma of young fresh fruit and by floral notes from the Touriga Nacional. Excellent freshness, toasty and appetising in the mouth, with an attractive and elegant finish. It’s a wine that we can enjoy from now but it will also age a few years very well.