Duas Quintas Red is a wine from the region of Douro Superior, more specifically from Quinta de Ervamoira (150 metres altitude) and Quinta dos Bons Ares (600 metres altitude), and is a blend of traditional grape varieties - Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca - that expresses the potential of this most extreme region.
- PRT - Douro
The 2013 Duas Quintas red is a blend of 43% Touriga Nacional, 37% Touriga Franca and dollops of other grapes for the remainder (Tinta Roriz, Tinta da Barca, Tinta Barroca, Sousão, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela). About 30% of the juice was oak-aged in well-used barrels and 20% aged in well-used tonels; the rest in stainless steel. Given the reputation of 2013 as a difficult vintage, plus the entry-level status, I was surprised at how much I liked this. Fine fruit is supported by ripe tannins and it shows more concentration, I think, than the 2012. Granting that it is not a big, powerful wine, it should make a great house pour and hold nicely for most of the next decade or so. Mark Squires, eRobertParker.com #220 August 2015, Rating 88
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense, dark red colour with ruby reflections, clean and bright.
It has an expressive, vinous aroma, pronounced with spices and tobacco leaf, sweet peach and orange blossom notes.
Its presence is felt in the mouth, with fine tannins and body. These are followed by floral and spicy notes, with a long and strong finish.