Quinta das Carvalhas

Carvalhas Tinta Francisca Tinto 2017

Quinta das Carvalhas

Carvalhas Tinta Francisca Tinto 2017


Tinta Francisca is a widely present grape variety among the Douro’s oldest vines. After conducting a profound study, we have developed a recovery program in order to produce a high quality wine from this noble variety that was almost in extinction. Known for its low level of yield, Tinta Francisca reveals a long cycle with late maturation, a small bundle which in some ways has a resemblance to Pinot Noir, its medium to high vegetative vigor, and having distinguished itself in a landscape for its intensley shiny green leaves. We were attracted to produce from this variety a new style of Douro Red, in which we present a very aromatic wine, with a medium-bodied structure and extremely elegant, yet with great intensity. We found, in this way, a new Douro through a very old grape.

Grape Varieties: Tinta Francisca

Tasting Notes: Freshness and intensity on its aromatic character with notes of wild berries and light green nuances, creating a notable complexity and a very original style. Intense in flavour, yet very elegant; finishing long, fresh and smooth.

Winemaking and ageing: Fermentation occurs in small stainless steel vats with very little extraction always at a controlled low temperature. The wine then ages in used french oak barriques for a period of 12 months.

Food Pairing: Partridge, Wild Goose, Dark Chocolate, White Truffle, Fresh Cod. Best served at 14ºC - 16ºC. Drink now or cellar up to 15-20 years.

Only 6 units of this product remain
Type Red Wine
Year 2017
Region Douro
Producer Real Companhia Velha
Capacity 750ml
Alcohol 13% Vol
Production 3.586 Bottles

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