Note from Ramos Pinto:
Founded in 1880 by brothers Adriano and Antonio, Ramos Pinto's history has been marked by a balance between innovation and respect for tradition. In addition to producing wines of exceptional quality, the House is known for its knowledge of terroir and for its pioneering viticulture. In 1990, Ramos Pinto was acquired by Maison Louis Roederer. Today, descendants of the founders carry on the heritage of producing extraordinary ports and still wines.
In the Douro region, 2016-2017 was quite a dry viticultural year and after May there was
no relevant rainfall. Average temperatures from March to June were higher. The harvest
of white and red grapes in the two sub-regions began earlier than usual and almost
simultaneously. The profile of the 2017 harvest is ripe, rich, and scented. This crop will be remembered for the grapes’ speedy maturation and the intensity of the harvest.
Tasting Notes: "A beautifully intense red in colour, young and dense. Fresh aromas of raspberry and blueberry refined with a citric touch of bergamot and soft violet notes. In the mouth it is fresh, with the pureness of intense fruit, and prominent aromas of red berries and cherries, fresh lavender notes and a rich finish of chocolate and raspberry. Succulent tannins and remarkable acidity which in turn provide freshness and balance followed by a long finish.