Quinta da Devesa carries a secular history. In 1844, the well-known Baron Forrester, included this property in what was the first map of the Douro Demarcated Region. But the most important history of this property began last century, in 1941, when the Fortunato family acquired the Quinta, thus beginning a new phase of greater investment in wine production, with a special focus on Port Wines. Later there are also references to DOC Douro wines, which has strengthened its presence in the national and international wine market. Quinta da Devesa remains today an independent family company, oriented to the future, with presence in several international markets. The investment made in recent years has brought greater recognition by wine lovers and specialized critics. The result of all this is also visible through the huge palate of national and international awards achieved to date.
Quinta da Devesa was from the beginning included in the first map of the Douro Demarcated Region, created by Baron Forrester in 1844. Since 1941, when it was acquired by the Fortunato family, is dedicated to the production of Port and Douro wines. Located in the sub-region Baixo Corgo, 10 kms from Peso da Régua, it is situated on a promontory that dominates the affluence of the Rivers Douro and Corgo and from where one can enjoy a majestic panorama that embraces the valleys of those rivers and the region’s mountains. Its 34 hectares, planted with the grape varieties recommended for the region, extend from an elevation of 60m to 500m, partly facing south, receiving an excellent exposure to the sun, and partly facing north, from where it receives the coolest prevailing winds. This diversity of sun and wind exposure causes varying levels of maturation and development that allow for the timing of harvests in optimal conditionsSince 1941, the vintages considered of superior quality by the family’s oenologists have been stored and aged in wooden casks.Colheita are Tawny Ports from a single vintage year. The minimum age required is seven years, but it is the tradition of Quinta da Devesa to age the wine for many more years before bottling. The wine ages in cellars in vats, barrels or casks of 550 litres. The 1976 Colheita Port has an extraordinary bouquet and surprising acidity, due to the complexity, quality and refined flavors.The vineyards of Quinta da Devesa are managed using sustainable agriculture practices, in accordance with the guidelines of Integrated Production of Sustainable Agriculture, certified by an independent organization, recognized by the Portuguese State.
Produced and aged in Quinta da Devesa for over 40 years, has intense aroma and flavor, with hints of fruit jam, marmalade, dried fruits, cinnamon and coffee, but always very fresh and elegant. Delicious and subtle, with a very long and vigorous finish. Bottled in 2018.It has intense aroma and flavour, with hints of fruit jam, marmalade, dried fruit, cinnamon and coffee, but always quite fresh and elegant. Delicious and subtle, with a very long and vigorous finish.