In 1976, Ramos Pinto began a detailed and ongoing research project to select the best grape varieties for the production of quality Port. Five varietals selected by Ramos Pinto were subsequently adopted by the Authorities for all new plantings in the region: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cao. Following ageing of the two to three years at the lodges in Ramos Pinto's Quintas in the Douro Valley, the wines acquire a specific character. They are then brought down to the Vila Nova de Gaia and blended according to the desired style. Port production is governed by very strict regulations whcih guarantee the authenticity of the wines. The Port Wine Institute grants the producer a certificate of origin and a seal of quality only after each blend has been tasted, analysed and approved for export
Average age 25 years
Tawny red with an orange hue and an amber halo.
A luscious bouquet releasing aromas of fruit (grapefruit, apricot, almonds, hazlenuts and cocoa), vanillan oak, roasted flavours (cinnamon, caramel, coffee) and a hint of spirit.
Fine and delicate with an elegance sustained by the complex interplay of ripe and dried fruits. Harmonious, fresh and velvety on the palate ending on a round long finish of richness and generosity.
Best Fortified Wine of the World
Decanter World Wine Awards, 2006
Decanter Magazine, December 2014
3 Gold Medals
Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 | 2014 | 2016, UK