Founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos Pinto, this Port House has always had a pioneering spirit – from the distinctive and stylish ‘art nouveau’ advertising from the 1900s to the continuing wide ranging vineyard research with results that have benefited the whole port trade. Champagne Louis Roederer, now the majority shareholder, perpetuates this philosophy and ensures continuity in a company renowned for wine-making excellence.
Ramos Pinto holds the largest proportion of vineyards in relation to its production, giving it a high degree of control over viticultural methods and harvest timing. The house tends 187 hectares of prime vineyards in the Alto Corgo and Douro Superior areas of the famed Douro region, the mountainous valley formed by the Douro River and its tributaries.
Made from high-quality wines of the Quinta de Ervamoira by blending harvests of different years. The new wines make it robust and fresh while the oldest wines give it complexity and ‘lineage’. Its characteristic aroma and palate are the result of the artistry achieved by the head of the tasting room.
Reddish tawny to the rim. The rich aroma has a ripe fruit tones with spicy vanilla notes. On the palate, its smooth sweet texture shows mellow ripe fruit with a ripe raisin and spicy wood tone and a bright fresh finish with hints of sweet red fruits and dark chocolate.
With desserts made from dried fruit and nuts, orange marmalade and eggs.
Serve between 14º and 18º C. Store the bottle upright, in a cool, dry and dark place.
3 x IWC Gold Medal – 1995/2004/2011
Wine & Spirits: 90 POINTS
“Fresh flavors of apricot and golden plum fatten this wine, balancing its notes of wood and brandy. It’s warm, spicy and clean, ready to serve at cellar temperature with sheep’s milk cheeses.”
Douro Valley, Portugal