Duas Quintas

Pioneers of the Douro since 1880

Ramos Pinto were the original pioneers of quality winemaking in the Douro, a legacy that lives on today and has been adopted throughout the region.

João Nicolau de Almeida was the enologist responsible for conducting the research that 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 revolutionised plantings through the Douro, introducing vertical plantings. This pioneering spirit is continued by the next generation of the family, Jorge Rosas, alongside winemaker Joao Luis Baptista.

Duas Quintas gets its name from the two estates the fruit is grown for the wines – Quinta de Ervamoira and Quinta do Bons Ares. 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 wines. 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.

Duas Quintas Tinto is a blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta-Roriz and Touriga Nacional grapes from Quinta de Ervamoira and Quinta dos Bons Ares. Duas Quintas Reserva wine is a blend of mostly Touriga Nacional with a small proportion of Tinta Barroca and the wine is aged for six months in new oak casks. They are then bottled at Quinta dos Bons Ares where they mature for another two years.

Duas Quintas wines really showcase the best that the Douro has to offer, full-bodied, full of fresh fruit (mixed berries, plums) with excellent tannins that provide structure and a long finish.

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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 2018 — Duas Quintas

Duas Quintas Tinto 2018

Douro Valley, Portugal

48% Touriga Nacional
27% Touriga Franca
25% Traditional Douro grape varieties: Tinta Roriz, Tinta da Barca, Tinta Barroca, Sousão, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela

Tasting note

Dark red with bright cherry hues. Incredibly aromatic nose, with red berries, fresh spices and touches of oak which follow though to the palate. Full bodied with a lovely line of freshness, everything is in balance with the 2018 Duas Quintas Red.

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Duas Quintas Reserva 2017 — Duas Quintas

Duas Quintas Reserva 2017

Douro Valley, Portugal

60% Touriga Nacional
30% Touriga Franca
5% Tinta da Barca
5% Sousão

Tasting note

Clear, brilliant colour with a dense, concentrated appearance. A rich, mature, subtle and smoked nose with aromas reminiscent of red plums, figs, peaches and blackberries. The tannin structure is both powerful and smooth, promising excellent ageing potential.  This really is the Douro Superior in all its splendour.

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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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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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