Red Wine
Quinta Nova
Harvest Unoaked 2022, 75cl

approx. £9.46



 Serve at 16º-18º


O Produtor, tasting note published in September 27th 2023

A unique blend, utilizing the main grape varieties from Quinta Nova da Nossa Senhora do Carmo. It has an authentic and intense flavor that demonstrates it doesn't need to be aged in oak barrels to be sophisticated. Its ruby color and its young, exuberant, and mineral aroma offer a magnificent balance between fruit, dense structure, and alcohol, confirming that the full character of the Douro fits inside a bottle of wine, with extraordinary richness and volume. In Portugal, this wine is always one of the best examples of unoaked wines, a promise that can be enjoyed early on or remain in the cellar and evolve for another five to seven years.

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Quinta Nova

The year 2022 was one of the hottest and driest on record. Early on, during the vegetative cycle development, dry leaves and smaller clusters compared to previous years emerged. Faced with this scenario, from July onwards, we had to replenish some water in the soil, which allowed us to fill part of the water deficit, providing homogeneous and balanced maturation. It wasn’t possible to increase the berry volume, but we achieved almost perfect acidity/pH/sugar ratios.

The harvest was manual, and the wine was 100% destemmed. The lower quantity of must, due to having the same skins and seeds but less pulp, allowed for higher tannin and anthocyanin levels.

The precipitation that occurred in early September contributed to some vine recovery and an almost perfect maturation end, allowing the production of red wines with great harmony, ample fruit but complex, firm yet very elegant character, in short, long and full-bodied wines of their terroir.

Bottling: September 2023

Winemakers: Jorge Alves
Viticulture: Ana Mota


2021 | Gold, Mundus Vini Spring Tasting, Germany
2021 | Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy, Germany
2021 | 89 pts, Decanter Magazine, United Kingdom
2020 | 92 pts,
2020 | 88 pts, Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Mark Squires, USA
2020 | 88 pts, Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss, USA
2019 | Gold, Mundus Vini, Germany
2019 | 90 pts, Decanter World Wine Awards, United Kingdom
2018 | Silver, Mundusvini, Germany
2018 | 92 pts, Decanter World Wine Awards, United Kingdom
2017 | Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards, United Kingdom
2017 | 92 pts, Decanter, United Kingdom
2017 | 90 pts, Wine Align – CAN
2016 | 97 pts, Best in show, Decanter Wine Awards, United Kingdom
2014 | 87 points, Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, USA
2009 | 2nd Best Douro Wine, New York Times, USA
2006 | Silver, Challenge International du Vin, France

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 104593

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of Douro valley and owned by Amorim family since 1999.
The family connection to the wine comes from afar, through its connection with the export houses of Vila Nova de Gaia in the cork business. Meanwhile the dream came true and the project is now in the hands of the 4th generation of the family.
With a story longer than 250 years, the property displays conserved structures and the cellar original building from 1764, after interventions by the architect Arnaldo Barbosa.
But the «quinta» is much earlier than this and history confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal House, having been identified its first owner in 1725.
The winery produced more than 3,500 barrels of wine from neighboring estates and it was soon ‘integrated in the first demarcation of the region’. The historic sites that are still preserved give notice to this historic weight.
An entrepreneur spirit and family vision did however the difference because, combined with a passionate commitment to the future, determined the beginning of multiple changes to a path of oenological excellence.


Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, S.A

Quinta Nova
5085-222 Covas do Douro – Portugal