Quinta da Côrte


Princesa, Douro DOC – 2019

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  • Introduction

    • The Princesa is the perfect introduction to the wines of the Quinta da Corte. The minerality of the terroir brings great balance to the warmth of the fruit.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vine Age: 60 years old on average
    • Soil: Terraced vineyards with Schist soil
  • Vintage Report

    • The winter started out extremely dry, but from March onwards the water levels were more than restored thanks to heavy rain, particularly in March and April. The following months, June and July, were fairly variable, with periods of intense rainfall and spells of dry weather and high temperatures. August and September were extremely hot. Harvesting at the Quinta da Côrte began on 17 September 2018.

  • Vinification

    • In temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Lengthy maceration.

    • Fermentation: In temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Lengthy maceration.
    • Aging: 5 months in 500 liter French barrels
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 35% Tinta Barroca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 20% Touriga Franca, 10% Touriga Nacional, 15% Vinha Velha (mix of old vines of different varieties)
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 10+ years
  • Tasting Notes

    • A nose of red berries (blackberry, blackcurrant) and spice aromas. On the palate, the tannins are firm yet smooth. A long and elegant finish.