Quinta do Côa Red 2011
Set in the heart of the Prehistoric Rock-Art Site of the Côa Valley, recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its rock art, Quinta do Côa is one of the estates belonging to CARM - Casa Agrícola Roboredo Madeira. The estate's wines and olive oils are produced from organically farmed grapes and olives, solely using the region's native varieties. A micro-climate that combines high temperatures whit low rainfall, as well as schist soils that are low in nutrients, make the Quinta do Côa wines stand out due to an aromatic purity that can only be achieved in the Douro Superior.
In the Winery of the Quinta das Marvalhas, with the latest technology and complete control of temperature, where the table of choice eliminated manual clusters that were not in perfect condition, fermented grapes that arrived at the winery in small boxes perforated destemmed, followed by crushing and mild heat shock, followed by a long period of maceration prefermentation cold-mill for about 24 to 48 hours, after which the bodies were transferred to fermentation vats wide and low, where fermented for about 10 days at temperatures between 24 and 26 ° C. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally, it was concluded in late December, part of the wine made this fermentation wood used. Ageing for 8 months in new and used French oak barrels.
Organic grapes from one of the oldest estates in the Upper Douro, on the edge of the Côa river. Aroma with notes of berries and spices, with a long, elegant finish and hints of liquorice.
Store and serve advices
Serve at a temperature between 16-17°C.
Enjoy this wine with traditional Portuguese cuisine, meat, baked fish, smoked meats, as well asseasoned dishes. Excellent with curries.
Reviews and Awards
- Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
- Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
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