Quinta da Devesa Vinhas Velhas tinto 2013

Douro - DOC

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Bottle - 750 ml.
Bottle - 750 ml.

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

Red wine
  • Old Vines
Douro - DOC
  • Schist
Aged for 12 months in new French and American oak barrels and minimum ageing of 12 months in the bottle.
Careful selection of the best grapes, with manual harvesting. Field blend of more than 20 traditional grape varieties of the region. Traditional foot treading in granite ‘lagares' (shallow treading tanks).
The nose offers power, gourmandise as well as a fine and very slightly tight grain. It reveals notes of blackberry, toasted notes and small notes of vanilla, cassis associated with small touches of ripe strawberry / cherry as well as very discreet hints of sweet spices and a very discreet hint of Sichuan pepper.
The mouth is juicy, fruity, well-balanced, a bit aerial, quite frank and offers a beautiful acidulous frame, a slight tension, precision as well as gourmandise. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy blackberry, juicy ripe raspberry and small notes of juicy cassis combined with touches of juicy blueberry, flowers, liquorice, slight hints of vanilla as well as very discreet hint of cardamom and black olive in the background. Tannins are well-built and very discreetly mellow. Good length. The finish is gourmand.
WINEMAKER : Jorge Sousa Pinto
Deep ruby
Residual sugar
16 - 18
Pronto a consumir

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