O Produtor, tasting note published in May 27th 2020
Intense and deep purple colour, very different and complex aromas, where it dominates the floral and fruity character. It presents an excellent and fine volume in the mouth, which stands out in the wood notes and very well integrated to discrete combined with mature tannins, contribute to its complexity and aromatic enrichment.
The grapes were handpicked at the ideal moment of ripening in order to generate higher aromatic and polyphenolic concentrations. The winemaking was carried out in mills with flooring followed by fermentation in stainless steel vats, allowing the quality components of the rind of ripe grapes to pass smoothly into the wine. After malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in French oak barrels – Taransaud and François Frères – 300 litres for 10 months. Limited to existing stock. In case of the wine you bought is out of stock, we will contact you to propose a different wine, or to return the amount paid.
Quinta do Couquinho
Couquinho, the wine that literary means “a very faraway place”, can be traced back to the Melo Trigo family, in the Upper Douro region of Portugal, for over two centuries. Many of the family’s estates, including the renowned Quinta do Couquinho, are nestled in the Vilariça Valley, where local stories and legends intertwine with those of the family. Quinta do Couquinho spans across 70 hectares, of which approximately 60 hectares are cultivated. Filled mostly with vineyards and olive groves, a small orchard of almond, orange, clementine, fig and apple trees complete the landscape. Located in the Douro Superior area of the Douro Demarcated Region, it borders the Alto Douro Wine Region, the area that was classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 2001. The Quinta’s vast vineyard is set in undulating land where the vines are cultivated in terraces known as “socalcos”. The four main types of Douro grapes, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Barroca are all grown at Couquinho and the wine is produced in the Quinta’s own winery, stored in barrels of French oak and then bottled.
Horta da Vilariça, 5160-102. Torre de Moncorvo, Portugal