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.
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 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.
Duas Quintas of the name refers to the two Ramos Pinto Douro vineyards where the grapes for this wine are grown. The hotter Quinta de Ervamoira produces ripe rich flavoured fruit while the high altitude Quinta dos Bons Ares adds freshness and balance. Grapes are harvest by hand, by individual plot before being taken to the winery.
Plot by plot, the grapes are tasted successively in the vineyards until the ideal moment for harvest is found. Once at the winery, the grapes, separated by grape variety and plot, are destemmed, gently crushed and directed to different fermentation vessels (lagares, oak vats, concrete and stainless steel tanks). The Ramos Pinto team’s in-depth knowledge of the various plots allows them to choose the most suitable vessel and type of fermentation. The maceration time between must and skins is prolonged to achieve the desired body and structure. After the malolactic fermentation, 20% of the wine ages in French oak barrels, 30% in casks and vats of the same type of wood and the remaining 50% in stainless steel vats for about 12 months. This wine was bottled between March and July 2023.
2021 was marked by a remarkably cools summer. The main challenge was the rains in September but fortunately, the harvest was almost finished by mid-September. This vintage shows great aromatic expression with a unique freshness.
Dark red in colour, clean and bright. On the nose there are fresh aromas of berries such as blackberries, strawberries and raspberries. This is followed by fresh spices and warm, toasty aromas. On the palate the fruit intensity and concentration are high. It finishes long and fresh, with soft tannins. Duas Quintas Tinto 2019 stands out for the perfect harmony between its concentration and vivacity.
The freshness lends itself to a variety of dishes, grilled cod, vegetarian meals, as well as roast beef on a Sunday afternoon followed by cheese.
Serve between 16º and 18º C. Store the bottle upright, in a cool, dry and dark place.
Douro Valley, Portugal
Touriga Nacional (51%)
Touriga Franca (26%)
Traditional Douro grape varieties (23%) (Tinta Roriz, Tinta da Barca, Tinta Barroca, Sousäo, Tinto Cäo, Tinta Amarela).