Very impressive on the nose, with sleek pure notes of plum, blackberry and black cherry with subtle spicy notes. Very fine texture and concentration with refined tannins, beautiful and long finish.
A field blend of old vines with more than 30 different varieties. Five distinct plots surrounding the Pintas vineyard in the Pinhão Valley, with slightly different sun exposures and altitudes to give complexity.
Hand harvested, partially de-stemmed and foot trodden in stone lagares during the fermentation process of 10 days. Ageing and malolactic conversion took place in French oak barrels. Maturation for 18 months.
Jorge Serôdio Borges is the 5th generation of a long line of wine producers and winery owners. Therefore, in 2009 Sandra and Jorge acquired “Quinta da Manoella”, an estate with a history that dates back to 1838.
The Quinta da Manoella vineyards are over a hundred years old, bordered on both sides by young vineyards that are 30 years old, some even more recent. Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas was immediately recognized as one of the greatest wines of Douro.
Wine & Soul embodies the spirit of a new wave of top quality Douro Wines, sourced from very old vineyards, low yields, limited production showcase the character of each particular vineyard and the very special nature of each unique terroir. Wines crafted with minimum intervention, letting nature and terroir take the lead and speak for themselves.