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White Wine
Grainha
Reserve 2022, 75cl
Douro

14,87
approx. £12.57

 13.5%

 2023-2028

 Serve at 10º-12º

 Burgundy

88/100  Wine Spectator

17/20  Revista de Vinhos

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in October 24th 2023

In a confident step, in a very distinctive style, achieved with grapes cultivated in the serenity of high altitude, the Grainha Reserva white is born in the highlands of the Douro. Here, textures blend, the freshness, the round body of patiently ripened grapes, with the expression of fresh fruit, spices, and hints of vanilla, in a magnificent balance between seriousness, tension, and delicacy. It is a white wine with enormous complexity that finishes long and very precise.

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Grainha

The grape seed, or “grainha,” carries the responsibility of preserving the plant’s characteristics, allowing life to flourish – the essence of nature. Inspired by the grape seed, from which essential wine compounds such as proteins, condensed tannins, and aromatic extracts can be obtained, Grainha Reserva is born. Year after year, it maintains the profile of a deeper and more gastronomic Douro, with wood maturation, complexity on the nose, well-structured on the palate, and revealing a very special precision.

Vinification and aging: Whole grape pressing. Aging for 7 months in French oak barrels (95%) and Hungarian oak (5%), 2nd and 3rd year barrels. Bi-weekly “batonnage” during the first 3 months of aging.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 101318

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.

Address

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, S.A

Quinta Nova
5085-222 Covas do Douro – Portugal

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