Dark ruby in colour. The bouquet is intense showing fruit, wild blackcurrants, pine leaves and spice, with vanilla notes given by the oak. The palate it is very generous, structured and shows stunning ripe, aromatic and menthol notes on a vibrant finish.
Quinta dos Roques Tinto
for the equivalent of £15.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Quinta dos Roques
Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional / Jaen / Alfrocheiro / Tinta Roriz
Style: Fruity and Vibrant
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Family-owned and currently run by the charming and enthusiastic Luis Lourenço, Quinta dos Roques is one of three properties owned by the family, all planted with grape varieties indigenous to the Dao region. Quinta dos Roques itself lies about 10km south of Mangualde and the name comes from the family name, Roques de Oliveira. They began growing grapes at the end of the 1970s and took the decision to buck the trend towards planting international grape varieties. They also started bottling their own wine rather than selling their grapes to the local cooperative. Quinta dos Roques has grown dramatically over the past two decades. They create both varietals and blends with great ease, showing their expertise and combining old with modern techniques which is evident in their top-end wines. The investment in their varietal wines has always been one of the hallmarks of the house, with particular attention for the Touriga Nacional which has become legendary in Quinta dos Roques.