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Quinta do Couquinho Harvest 2020

Quinta do Couquinho Harvest 2020

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  • Country: Portugal
  • Region: Douro
  • Producer: Quinta do Couquinho Sociedade Agrícola.
  • Type: Red
  • Castes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousão.
  • Winemaker: Vitor Rabaçal

Gold medal in the Wines of Portugal Competition 2022, Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 (2010), and Bronze Medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (2010)

Couquinho, the wine that in the local language of Alto Douro means “a place difficult to access”, has been produced on one of the Melo Trigo family farms for more than two centuries. Many of the other farms belonging to the family are, as well as Quinta do Couquinho, located in the Vilariça Valley where local legends and stories appear interconnected with the family.

The grapes were harvested by hand, at their ideal ripening point, with the intention that they present a vigorous ripeness, leading to greater aromatic and polyphenolic concentrations. Vinification was carried out in stainless steel tanks, allowing the quality constituents present in the films of very ripe grapes to pass smoothly into the wine, with slight pumping over and prolonged maceration. Aging: after malolactic fermentation, the wine aged in French Oak barrels, new and 2nd and 3rd years old, for 14 months.

Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and notes of rockrose and violet. Elegant aftertaste marked by the presence of wild fruits and floral notes with notes of dark chocolate. A wine with an excellent structure, perfect for intense cheeses, sausages and game dishes.

Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 - Silver Medal, Quinta do Couquinho Grande Reserva 2009

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 – Silver Medal, Quinta do Couquinho, Colheita Red 2014 – 91 pts

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Silver Medal, Quinta do Couquinho Colheita Red 2015 – 93 pts

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – Gold Medal, Quinta do Couquinho Colheita Red 2016 – 95 pts

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 – Silver Medal, Quinta do Couquinho Reserve 2017 – 91 pts

International Wine Challenge 2010 - Gold Medal, Quinta do Couquinho Grande Reserva 2007 – 95 pts

International Wine Challenge 2011 - Gold Medal, Quinta do Couquinho Reserva 2008 - 95 pts

FVDS 2019 – Douro Superior Wine Competition - Gold Medal, Quinta do Couquinho Reserve 2016

FVDS 2019 – Douro Superior Wine Competition - Silver Medal, Quinta do Couquinho Harvest 2016

These awards validate the strategy that Quinta do Couquinho has been developing - the production of high-level products, positioning its wines at levels of excellence, aimed at its national and international connoisseurs, a true experience of the senses that conveys the essence of the Douro.

Alcoholic Degree: 14.5%

Bottle: 750 mL

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