The winery Quinta Dos Carvalhais elaborates this Quinta Dos Carvalhais Reserva , a red wine from Dao made of touriga nacional and tinta roriz. Drinks&Co users reviewed this red wine with 4 of 5 points.
“Deep colour at first sight. The 2012 smells like violets.It felt like the typical astringency from Quinta Dos Carvalhais.
Great to vegetables and grilled meat.
I love to sharing this wine with friends.”
“94 pts Wine Enthusiast - It has a very dense red hue, and it has a bouquet reminiscent of floral aromas (violets) and black fruits (plum and cherry), well integrated with notes from the oak ageing. Its palate shows a well-balanced acidity and a lively attack, with violet, cedar and mineral aromas that linger in a very persistent finish.”
It has a very dense red hue, and it has a bouquet reminiscent of floral aromas (violets) and black fruits (plum and cherry), well integrated with notes from the oak ageing. Its palate shows a well-balanced acidity and a lively attack, with violet, cedar and mineral aromas that linger in a very persistent finish.
- Winemaker: Manuel Vieira
- Winemaking: The varieties were vinified separately. The grapes, in excellent condition, were softly crushed and vinified in the traditional way, for about 8 days, in stainless steel tanks, at controlled temperatures of 28ºC. Depending on the variety, pre- and/or post-maceration took place. Following alcoholic fermentation the wine was taken to stainless steel tanks, where malolactic fermentation took place. It was subsequently matured in new oak barrels (45%), as well as used ones (55%), for a 12-month period. Only French oak of a fine grain from French cooperages was used. During maturation, many tastings took place, in order to monitor the evolution of the different wines. Thereafter, the blend was prepared, and the wine was fined, filtered and bottled.
- Grape Varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz.
- Food Pairing: Ideal with fine meats, game and intense cheeses, both soft and cured.
- Store and Serve Advices: As with all Dão reds, this wine has a very long shelf-life, and it is in optimum drinking condition up to 10-15 years. The bottle should be kept horizontally, in a cool and dry place. With a prolonged ageing in the bottle (4/5 years), it is natural that a deposit should develop, and the wine therefore requires decanting in order to be better enjoyed. Once open, it should be served on the same day, even though it will remain in good condition for some time, provided it is well sealed, ideally, under a vacuum. A large glass should be used, so that the wine may breathe and open up. It should be served at between 16ºC-18ºC.”
“It presents a very dense red color revealing fruity aromas of white flowers, and even forest and menthol notes. The palate has a balanced acidity and lively attack with floral nuances, pine and minerals that linger in a final of great persistence.”
“We drank a pair of bottles of Quinta dos Carvalhais Reserva 2002 with my friend.
The reddish brown edges were not very nice. Definitely the wrong colour, although it was an acceptable wine. The main aromas were coffee and wood. I got the impression that it was a well bodied wine.
This Quinta dos Carvalhais Reserva does not need food to accompany.”