2019 Wine & Soul Quinta da Manoella Red

20.95 17.31
Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation Douro (Appellation)
Winery Wine and Soul
Year 2019
Grape Touriga Touriga Franca
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2032
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Wine & Soul was founded in 2001 by Sandra Tavares da Silva (Quinta do Vale D. Maria and Quinta de Chocapalha) and her husband Jorge Borges (then Niepoort, now Passadouro). The name Wine & Soul was chosen because the winemakers put their heart and soul into making wines that symbolize their lives. They bought a 2 ha vineyard with very old vines in Vale de Mendiz next to Quinta do Noval. From the first harvest, the couple have become icons of the Douro and are recognized nationally and internationally for the charm and character of their wines, which represent the unique terroir of the Douro region. In 2009 the couple Quinta da Manoella inherited a fantastic estate with mainly very old vineyards which are oriented to the south.

The Quinta da Manoella Red is a great blend of 60% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Roriz and 5% Tinta Francisca from at least 40 year old vines that grow low to the ground as bushes (bushvines). As soon as the grapes are perfectly ripe, it is time to harvest, the grapes are selected after which they are crushed in the traditional way with the feet in lagares (large concrete vats). By crushing the grapes with your feet, there is as much color as possible and less stiff tannins in the final wine because in this way few grape seeds are crushed that release these stiff tannins. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks followed by 16 months in used French oak barrels.

The result of this process is a wonderful example of what the Douro has to offer. The Quinta da Manoella Red has a complex nose with intense black fruit, cassis, plums, dried herbs and an earthy undertone. Cherries concentrated in the mouth, slightly spicy, lively, elegant and very pleasant long finish with beautiful supple tannins. A great wine to drink with red meat dishes, lamb and charcuterie or to keep in the cellar for a few more years.

91+/100 Parker

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Type of Wine Red
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation Douro (Appellation)
Winery Wine and Soul
Grape Touriga, Touriga Franca
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 92
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch
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