Quinta da Devesa

Est. 1941

Owned by the Fortunato family, Quinta da Devesa is a small 34 hectare winery in the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro Valley, overlooking the confluence of the rivers Douro and Corgo. The winery has been dedicated to the production of Douro and Port wine since 1941. Tawny Ports, both red and white, are the wineries specialty.

The vineyards range in elevation from 500 to 600 meters, part south-facing, with excellent sun exposure, and part north-facing where it receives cooler prevailing winds. This diversity of sun and wind exposure causes varying levels of maturation and development that allow harvesting under optimal conditions.

The vineyards are managed under a minimum intervention system known as “Integrated Production,” focusing on prevention and providing a healthy habitat for birds, reptiles and mammals, ensuring adequate biodiversity and a balanced, sustainable environment.

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Quinta da Devesa
10 Year Red Tawny
Available in Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Contact us for more details.

Origin

Douro

Country

Portugal

Wine Making Notes

This Port Wine is the result of a blend of aged wine from Quinta da Devesa, developed with noble wine grapes used in the Douro region, aged over in wooden casks at the Quinta da Devesa cellars.

Tasting Notes

Lovely red fruit, and dried cherries and a smokey vanilla.

Food Pairing

Pecan pie, German chocolate cake, apple pie

Serving Recommendations

Serve at 10°C – 12°C (50-55°F). Ready to drink upon purchase. Enjoy within 2 months of opening, stored in the refrigerator.

Analysis

Alcohol: 20%
TA: 4.8g/l
RS: 108g/l

Quinta da Devesa
10 Year White Tawny
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Origin

Douro

Country

Portugal

Wine Making Notes

This 10 Year Old White Port is obtained from a selection of grape varieties recommended for the Douro region. The ageing process occurs naturally over the years, in oak vats at Quinta da Devesa cellars, thus resulting in a darkened colour.

Tasting Notes

Rich and complex flavors of honey, dried apricot, buttered toffee, tropical fruit and a creamy finish.

Food Pairing

Cheese and charcuterie, lightly salted almonds, apple or pumpkin pie

Serving Recommendations

Serve at 10°C – 12°C (50-55°F). Ready to drink upon purchase. Enjoy within 2 months of opening, stored in the refrigerator.

Analysis

Alcohol: 20%
TA: 3.82g/l
RS: 114g/l

Quinta da Devesa
Douro Red
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Vintage

2017

Varietal

45% Touriga Franca
20% Touriga Nacional
20% Tinta Roriz
15% Tinta Barroca

Origin

Douro

Country

Portugal

Wine Making Notes

Grown in schist soils. Careful selection of the best grapes, with hand harvesting. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with maceration and scheduled pumping over the mass of skins for 5 to 7 days.

Tasting Notes

A medium bodied red wine with flavors of red and black currant, dried blackberry, with just a hint of liquorice and tobacco.

Food Pairing

Easy drinking enough on its own, delicious with cured meats and sharp cheeses, grilled beef, or lamb meatballs

Analysis

Alcohol: 14%
TA: 5.1g/l
RS: 0.6g/l
pH: 3.8

Quinta da Devesa
2018 Vintage Ruby Port
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Vintage

2018

Varietal

40% Touriga Nacional
30% Touriga Franca
10% Tinta Roriz
20% Old Vines

Origin

Douro Valley

Country

Portugal

Wine Making Notes

The grapes from our Quinta are harvested by hand in small containers and trodden by foot for traditional vinification in granite lagares. Aged in old wooden vats until bottled in the second year after the harvest.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple color. Powerful aromas of ripe red fruits, floral, cocoa, pepper, cassis and iodine. On the palate it’s dense, velvety and full bodied, with opulent and firm tannins, a well- balanced acidity offering balance, harmony and elegance, that anticipates superb ageing in bottle. The finish is long, sweet, refreshing and gourmand.

Food Pairing

Blue cheeses, walnuts, dark chocolate, figs

Serving Recommendations

To drink before 2030, a long decant is recommended and if possible, try it out during a 3 day window (if you can resist), watch it develop and the tannins getting softer. Prime time should be from 2040 onwards. Decant and serve at 57-60 deg F. Consume within a few days of opening (stored in fridge).

Analysis

Alcohol: 20%
TA: 3.8g/l
RS: 115g/l
pH: 3.96
Baumé: 4.20

Quinta da Devesa
Douro Branco/White
Available in Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Contact us for more details.

Vintage

2020

Varietal

Gouveio
Malvasia Fina
>Viosinho

Origin

Douro Valley

Country

Portugal

Wine Making Notes

The vineyards sit on the North facing slope allowing for temperatures cool enough to produce still white wines. Grapes are hand harvested grapes from schist soils. After destemming, crushing and pressing the grapes undergo cold settling at 15 deg F for 48 hours to clarify the must and enhance aromatic expression of the grape varieties. Fermentation with controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, at 60 deg F for 6 to 10 days. Daily bâtonnage.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of tropical fruit, white flower and lime. The palate is fresh and fruit forward, medium bodied with a balanced refreshing acidity and persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Oysters, grilled sardines, sushi, grilled fish, grilled bratwurst, veggies or fish tacos, traditional Portuguese soup caldo verde with smoked sausage

Aging Recommendations

Enjoy within a few years of vintage.

Analysis

Alcohol: 13%
TA: 6g/l
RS: 0.6g/l
pH: 3.19

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