QUINTA NOVA GRANDE RESERVA RED
(2011) - 94/100 pts - Robert Parker, USA, 2013
(2011) - 17,5 pts - Rev. Vinhos, Portugal, 2013
(2009) - 93/100 pts - Robert Parker, USA, 2012
(2009) - 93/100 pts - Wine Enthusiast, USA, 2012
(2007) - 94/100 pts - Wine Anorak by Jamie Goodie, UK, 2010
(2005) - Best Red Old World - TOP TEN - Expovinis, Brasil, 2008
(2005) - Best Douro Wine, Grand Jury Europeen, 2008
Grapes: Old vines and Touriga Nacional
Vineyards: QN; type A, Sub-region Cima Corgo;
Vinification/Ageing: Grapes selection at the entrance of the cellar. Total stripping, premaceration for 3 days and fermentation in inox vats for 8-9 days with temperature control, and further 2 days of pos-maceration. Storage 18 months in new french oak vats and 6 months in the cellar
Wine analysis: Alc/vol 14%, total acidity 5,7 g/l, pH 3,56, reducing sugars 0,7 g/l, total SO2 135 mg/l.
Winemaker: Jorge Alves, Sónia Pereira and Duarte Costa
Deep red-purple colour. Complex nose with notes of black fruit, cloves and white pepper. The palate is intense, sophisticated and concentrated, with a surprising balance between alcohol, structure and acidity. Smooth texture, narrow mouth, strong and lushness notes. This wine has a very long final, precise and strong persistence on aromas and body. Good ageing potential in bottle.