Quinta da Devesa was already included in the first map of the Douro Demarcated Region, created by Baron of Forrester in 1844. Acquired by Fortunato family in 1941, it has been since then dedicated to Douro and Port Wines. On the Cima Corgo sub-region, and only 10 kms away from Peso da Régua, Quinta da Devesa vineyard and winery are located on a promontory which overlooks the confluence of the rivers Douro and Corgo, from where a wonderful sight can be enjoyed, covering the valleys of the rivers and mountains of the region. Its 34 hectares, planted with the grape varieties recommended for the region, go from a quota of 60 m up to 500 m high, part facing south getting an excellent sun exposure, and part facing the buttresses of Marão, where it receives natural cool winds. This diversity of solar and wind exposure provides different levels of grape maturation and development, which allow to temporize harvesting in optimal conditions.
Careful selection of the best grapes, with manual harvesting. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with maceration and scheduled pumping over the mass of skins at an average temperature of 25ºC for 6 to 8 days.
The nose is fresh, fruity, well-built and offers concentration. It reveals notes of crushed cassis, crushed blackberry and small notes of blueberries, associated with small hints of flowers, black olive, liquorice, cocoa as well
as a discreet hint of cardamom / caramelization.
The palate is fruity, juicy, wellbalanced and offers a beautiful acidulous
frame, gourmandise, a good guideline, a slight tension, a slight suavity as well as precision. On the palate this wine expresses notes of black cherry, fleshy / juicy blackberry and small notes of crushed cassis associated with touches of juicy red fruit, juicy blueberry as well as very discreet hints of flowers, oak / toasted, tobacco and sweet spices. Tannins are structuring and slightly firm.
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