Quinta Nova Pomares Douro 2018
The Portuguese wine industry has quickly raised its profile from one to watch to a country well established for its fantastic wines. We find this one from Nick Oakley simply irresistible.
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
What we say
Spicy and chocolatey with a hint of balsamic vinegar to top the fruity aromas. The palate is ripe, dense and sweet. Whilst this is not a delicate Douro, its supple charm shouldnt be bludgeoned with very strong flavours. Try with braised ham hocks and butter beans, or the classic cabbage and smoked pork soup ‘caldo verde’.
What they say
A ruby red wine with blue notes, fresh and intense aroma (black and blueberries) and mineral. Intense flavor, fresh, great balance between fruit, alcohol and dense structure, beautiful concentration, shinny texture, sophisticated and complex. It ends long, full and rich.
How you say it
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)