South Africa - Stellenbosch
What We Say
Unoaked, this Port blend has plenty of depth and richness and unlike Port, you don't have to wait until the cheese course to enjoy it.
What They Say
Red cherry color with good intensity, this wine presents a young aroma, with ripe red fruit. Faint presence of vanilla and toast give personality to the set, which is intense, fresh, fruity, pure and tense. It shows a good balance between structure, alcohol and body with velvety and concentrated tannins, greasy texture, beautiful volume and good complexity and intensity. All combined with a good persistence result in a modern wine, to appreciate right away.
About The Producer Quinta Nova
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, through its connection with the export houses of Vila Nova de Gaia in the cork business. Meanwhile the dream came true and the project is now in the hands of the 4th generation of the family. Each of the vineyard's 41 plots has its own individual character, showing the uniqueness of this single estate and the history of great wines, where tradition and technology go hand in hand.
Critics & Awards
Jancis Robinson: 16/20 (Vintage / Millésime 2011)
Decanter World Wine Awards: 88/100 (Vintage / Millésime 2011)
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012: Commended International Wine
( Robert Parker: 87/100 (Vintage / Millésime 2011)
Selections Mondiales des Vins, Canada: Gold (Vintage / Millésime 2010)