Quinta Nova Referência Gr. Reserve Red Wine 2009 Magn
Tinta Roriz demonstrates well the wine challenge and the human persistence in preserving an old and authentic Douro. From a nervous flowering, through extreme sensitivity to biological factors, to phenolic maturation that is not always homogeneous, this variety leaves the whole team with “butterflies in the stomach”.
Never giving in to the banalism of an ordinary farmer, in the vineyard there is always a special look at a small and ancient plot of Tinta Roriz (1.46 ha), located next to the chapel of the Douro River, at an altitude of 100 meters and with sun exposure to east-west.
The austerity of the grape variety is evident in the mouth, but at the same time, we are seduced by a somewhat contemporary sophistication that, together with old vineyards, originates a blend that is a reference in the Portuguese Douro: a wine full of minerality, blue fruits , rich in spicy notes, with a very firm structure and a very narrow mouth. The high concentration, density and depth clearly express its origin.
This wine was born in the 2008 vintage and is the true reference of Tinta Roriz do Douro.