Red Wine
Qta. Carvalhais
Colheita 2015, 75cl

approx. £6.57


 Good ageing

 Serve at 16º-18º


85/100  Wine Spectator

16/20  Revista de Vinhos


O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2018

An intense red ruby colour, this wine has notes of wild and black fruit, aromas of woodland fruits and resin, and a menthol finish that imparts a wonderful freshness to its bouquet. There are well-integrated notes of the wood in which the wine aged. On the palate, this wine is soft, elegant and balanced. It has a crisp acidity and understated tannins that give it both personality and strength. Well-balanced fruit and a fresh menthol element again reveal themselves in a very harmonious finish, that is both long and persistent. This wine is a good example of a pure Dão.

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Qta. Carvalhais

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Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. THE WINE: Quinta dos Carvalhais Single Harvest is a rich and elegant Dão red wine of exceptional quality. Heir to an ancient wisdom, Quinta dos Carvalhais allies experience with innovation to create very elegant wines, with delicately intense flavours, that reflect the unique personality of the region.
HARVEST YEAR: The start of the harvest year was very rainy. However, in general, winter was cold and dry. Spring was drier than in previous years, although occasional rain helped replenish the water reserves in the soil. An arid summer followed, with high temperatures during the day and cold nights. The evolution of the grapes until maturation was normal and balanced. The harvest started a week earlier than its predecessor in 2014 and helped produce wines of a very high quality.
WINEMAKING: The grapes were harvested by plot and grape variety, and subject to rigorous selection procedures. After destemming and soft-crushing, the grapes were drained into small, temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, where they were vinified by grape variety. Alcoholic fermentation lasted around 8 days at an average temperature of about 27ºC, the Touriga Nacional remaining in post-fermentative maceration for a further 10 days.
MATURATION: This wine was aged in used French oak barrels for 12 months. The final blend was made further to numerous tests and analysis during this period, which helped identify the best wines of each grape variety. The wine underwent fining and filtration and was subsequently bottled without cold stabilisation treatment; a natural deposit may therefore form in the bottle.
STORE: Like all Dão red wines, this wine has an extended life in the bottle and will easily retain its quality for a period of 10-15 years. The bottle should be stored horizontally in a cool, dry place.
SERVE: Serve at between 16ºC-18ºC. This wine should be decanted after 4-5 years of age. Once opened, consume the same day – although the wine should remain drinkable for some time if well-stoppered, ideally with a vacuum seal.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 100239

Sogrape Vinhos

Sogrape Vinhos was born of the will and courage of a group of friends. In the difficult economic and political environment of 1942, they decided to stake everything on the visionary talents of one man. This man had the vision to create and develop an innovative wine company with a difference, one which could make and promote Portuguese wines on a global scale.

This vision belonged to Fernando van Zeller Guedes, whose character and forceful personality paved the way for a successful venture that many believed was doomed to fail from the outset. The unparalleled foresight and vision of Sogrape’s founder, resulted in the creation of the first global Portuguese wine brand – Mateus Rosé. Sold in over 120 countries, this proved to be such a resounding commercial success that it provided the decisive momentum for the growth as well as affirming the leadership of which the Company is so proud. The willingness to innovate and the ambition to do things differently – along with respect for tradition and the values of ethics and responsibility – marked the birth of an organization that has proved capable of preserving its founder’s vision and adapting to inevitably changing times. Today, led by the third generation of the founding family, Sogrape Vinhos is ever more closely dedicated to meeting the founding objective: to bring the world quality Portuguese wine brands, with sufficient volume to satisfy the needs of different market segments.

From the pioneering days of buying barrels of wine from small producers in the Douro for processing and bottling in a rented cellar in Vila Real, Sogrape Vinhos has steadily grown. Continuous investment has expanded and developed the company’s assets and workforce to such a degree that Sogrape Vinhos owns over 830 hectares of vineyards in all the key Portuguese wine regions. Nowadays, the full scope of Sogrape Vinhos is clearly demonstrated by the breadth and weight of its portfolio. At first glance, what immediately stands out is the presence of two major global Portuguese wine brands – Mateus Rosé and Sandeman as well as the prestigious wines of Porto Ferreira and Offley. Added to which are the renowned specialist brands that represent the major Portugese wine regions. Beginning with the most famous Portuguese wine of all, Barca Velha, the pride of Casa Ferreirinha (Douro) and continuing with the elegant wines of Quinta dos Carvalhais (Dão), the vibrant Herdade do Peso (Alentejo), the fresh Vinhos Verdes of Quinta de Azevedo and Gazela, and the multi-regional Grão Vasco, to name but a few.

To tell the story of Sogrape Vinhos it is essential to retrace the origins and evolution of the plan conceived by this visionary man. And then to appreciate how his successors have inherited his values and pursued them with dedication, vigour and expertise to grow and develop Portugal’s leading wine company. Above all, the achievements of such a large team are promoted with pride and sustained by the ambition to innovate and enhance all that Sogrape Vinhos has to offer.


Sogrape Vinhos S.A.

Aldeia Nova
4430 – 809 Avintes
Vila Nova de Gaia

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