Quinta do Romeu Reserva Tinto 2012 is a fresh style Douro red blend made from all organic and handpicked grapes (predominately Tourgia Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, and Sousão).
Good intensity, complexity and elegance. Highlights include floral aromas (orange blossom, violets), small red fruits (wild strawberries, currants and raspberries) and woods and pine forests. Slight sensations to spices and roasting.
Very soft, silky attack. Beautiful structure supported by elegant tannins, but surrounded by excellent fruitiness that renders a long finish. The floral and balsamic notes that stand out in the mouth bestow elegance. The set reveals freshness!
Will pair well with game, meaty stews and other richly sauced meets. Turkey, roasted or on heavy sauces, that do not overpower the wine textures. Also with cheeses like fresh goat’s cheese, aged Gouda, Stilton.
Decanter: 2016 Bronze World Wine Awards
Who are the Romeu Family?: Soc. Clemente Menéres Lda. Is a family farming company founded in 1902. Established since 1874, it produces wine, olive oil and cork in Quinta do Romeu, in the county of Bragança, and holds in Porto, on the banks of the River Douro, World Heritage zone, the extinct Monchique Convent and annex buildings where it has its headquarters and warehouses since the XIXth century.
The vineyards, the olive groves, the cork oak forest and two streams coexist at Romeu interlaced on their natural way, forming a living patchwork with many birds, squirrels, livestock or wild boars, that favors both the ecosystem and those fortunate enough to experience the landscape.
The average altitude of the vineyards is 320m above the sea level, with multiple sun exposures. Schist shale soils in the transition to the granite. Dry climate, with both daily and yearly wide thermal variations.
Viticulture on Quinta do Romeu has been organic since 1995. In fact, the entire estate is currently certified organic, meaning that our agricultural practices are chemical-free. The reason is a belief that this approach brings out the best tastes and aromas to the products and that both people and the environment are left better off.
The wines naturally reflect all this. Although with the robust character from Douro, they show the elegance and freshness of this distinctive location. There is a great dedication to grape quality and, in the cellar, everything happens with a minimum of interference. Fermentation of reds are made in granite mills with indigenous yeasts, the quantities of sulfur used reduced and a considerable part of the oak used for ageing is on its 2nd and 3rd year.
All grapes varieties are Portuguese and traditional within the Douro Region. The predominant cultivar amongst the red grape varieties is Touriga Nacional (which on Romeus terroir begets intense floral aromas) mixed with other local varieties (Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Tinta Barroca).