The wine was made exclusively from grapes of the Touriga Nacional grape variety from the highest areas of the Couquinho estate. The grapes were harvested by hand and placed in 20kg boxes to preserve their identity and freshness. After being totally destemmed, they were submitted to a slight skin maceration. Once the necessary colour was extracted, the masses were pressed and the alcoholic fermentation process took place at a controlled temperature in order to preserve all the aromas of the grape variety and to preserve the elegance and freshness that the wine-year has granted to the grapes. Limited to existing stock. In case the wine you bought is out of stock, we will contact you to propose a different wine, or to return the amount paid. Promotions on wines cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
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