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.
Quinta de Ervamoira is located in the Douro Superior sub-region in a rocky area on the banks of the river Côa. The weather is hot and dry, adding 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.
Quinta de Ervamoira is only to be produced in the best years and is an excellent representation of the unique terroir.
Quinta de Ervamoira is shaped like an amphitheatre. The hot and dry climate produces ripe and richly fruited wines. It is 223 hectares, 178 of which are under vine. Biodiversity is a key focus, particularly soil health. All viticultural practices are sustainable and no herbicides are used. The vines have an average age of 26 years.
Small, carefully selected plots were chosen and hand-harvested for DOC Douro Quinta de Ervamoira to best convey and represent the unique terroir. It underwent gentle foot treading and fermentation in traditional granite lagares before spending 18 months in French oak (a third in small oak vats, a third in new barrels and a third in one-year-old barrels) followed by a year of bottle ageing.
The 2018 wines from Quinta de Ervamoira have a surprising elegance and freshness. The spring and early summer were cool with some heavy rainfall which prolonged the vegetative cycle by providing good water reserves for August and September which were hot and dry.
Bright garnet with an intensely aromatic nose full of dark plum, morello cherry and wild thyme. The tannins are velvet-smooth and melt in the mouth. Full-bodied with an elegant core of minerality and a long finish.
An excellent partner for grilled red meats, roast beef or smoky aubergine dishes.
Douro Valley, Portugal
Touriga Nacional 86%
Touriga Franca 14%