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.
Schist soil in a Mediterranean climate. Careful selection of the best grapes, with manual harvesting. Destemming and crushing with 100% of destemmed grapes. After the temperature reaches 20/22ºC, fermentation begins, which is kept at a controlled temperature between 22º and 25ºC, for 5 to 7 days. Short pumping over the mass of skins every 3 hours. Aged for 24 months in new and used oak barrels, minimum 1 year ageing in bottle.Quinta da Devesa vineyards are managed using sustainable agricultural practices, in accordance with the Sustainable Agriculture Integrated Production guidelines, certified by an independent organization, recognized by the Portuguese State.
The nose reveals aromas or red plums, violets and nutmeg. The palate is full bodied, tight with a long finish.Recommended serving temperature: 16° — 18°C