Duas Quintas

Pioneers of the Douro since 1880

The Port House of Ramos Pinto produces Duas Quintas, exceptional red table wines from the Ervamoira and Bons Ares vineyards in the Douro region of Portugal.

Founded in 1880 by brothers Adriano and Antonio, Ramos Pinto is still run today by their heirs, João Nicolau de Almeida and Jorge Rosas. João Nicolau de Almeida, the enologist, has been responsible for conducting research which eventually designated five official native varietals recommended for the Douro region: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta-Barroca, Tinto-Cao and Tinta-Roriz (Tempranillo).

He also introduced the vertical planting of vines in the Douro. Acquired by the House of Louis Roederer in 1990, Ramos Pinto cultivates 187 hectares of prime vineyards in Portugal’s famed upper Douro region. The vines grow on steep, rocky slopes rising at 30° to 70°. These seemingly difficult conditions are actually favourable to the vegetative cycle of the vine and perfect maturation of the grapes.

The wine for the Duas Quintas red is a blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta-Roriz and Touriga Nacional grapes from the Quinta de Ervamoira and the Quinta dos Bons Ares. The Duas Quintas Reserva wine is a blend of mostly Touriga Nacional with a small proportion of Tinta Barroca.

Ervamoira lies in a rocky area on the banks of the river Côa where the weather is hot and dry. This adds density and body to the finished wine. It was the first quinta in the Douro where, in contrast to tradition, individual vineyard blocks were planted with a single variety, selected for the grape’s most appropriate soil and climate. Bons Ares is a granite vineyard of higher elevation with cool growing conditions, adding freshness and vivacity.

The Reserva wines are aged for six months in new oak casks. They are then bottled at Quinta dos Bons Ares where they mature for another two years.

The Duas Quintas line of wines are full-bodied, full of fresh fruit (mixed berries, plums) and possess excellent tannins that provide structure and a long finish. They can be drunk young or aged for two or three years and are a great value and outstanding with food.

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Duas Quintas Branco 2018 — Duas Quintas

Duas Quintas Branco 2018

Douro Valley, Portugal

Rabigato 45%
Viosinho 35%
Arinto 20%

Tasting note

Pale with light gold-green reflections. Aromas of lemons, herbs and white flowers finishing with a slight spice. A dry palate with hints of ripe golden fruit and a lemon finish.

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Duas Quintas Tinto 2016 — Duas Quintas

Duas Quintas Tinto 2016

Douro Valley, Portugal

Touriga Nacional
Touriga Franca
Traditional Douro grape varieties: Tinta Roriz, Tinta da Barca, Tinta Barroca, Sousão, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela

Tasting note

Dense, dark red colour with vivid ruby reflections. Aromas of damp earth, spices and a hint of tangerine. The palate is fresh and expressive with soft tannins and a balanced structure. Long and persistent on the finish.

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Duas Quintas Reserva 2016 — Duas Quintas

Duas Quintas Reserva 2016

Douro Valley, Portugal

66% Touriga Nacional
21% Touriga Franca
13% Tinta da Barca

Tasting note

Intense garnet colour, clear and bright. Sweet to the nose, with a predominance of ripe fruit such as figs and black cherries. Complex spicy notes, reminiscent of turmeric and cinnamon with hints of cocoa appearing later. The first sensation in the mouth is elegant, sober and very fresh. A fine structure and soft tannins.

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Duas Quintas gets top marks from Robert Parker!

Duas Quintas gets top marks from Robert Parker!

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Gold and Grand Gold for Ramos Pinto’s Wines!

Gold and Grand Gold for Ramos Pinto’s Wines!

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Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting 2017

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Duas Quintas Reserva Wins Gold

Duas Quintas Reserva Wins Gold

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Gold & Grand Gold for Ramos Pinto

Gold & Grand Gold for Ramos Pinto

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