The first single-varietal planting study in the Douro region was carried out at Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo. Between 1979 and 1981, in collaboration with the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture, through the Centro de Estudos Vitivinícolas do Douro (Centre for Viticultural Studies), the best solar exposures were chosen in Quinta Nova for a study on the planting of three grape varieties: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.
Plot 29, planted with the Touriga Nacional variety, is located at an altitude of between 170 and 205 metres. It is a unique example and a fundamental piece in the history of Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo in its maximum expression of the terroir. A true reference in the Douro which, together with the century-old vineyard (Parcela 21), gives rise to a wine with a very elegant, almost feminine profile, contrasting with an intense structure of succulent tannins of enormous precision. The schistose texture, high gravity, sappy profile and purple colour reflect the nature of the Touriga Nacional grape.
A red wine with the oenology of Jorge Alves with 12 months of aging in French oak barrels.