New Vintage Releases and Awards

23 Nov 2018 in  Wine

The year of our centenary, 2018, has been a remarkable year for us. A year of many news, some of them very special, and full of awards and distinctions for our wines:

Símbolo 2015

The 2015 edition of our top-of-the-range red Símbolo, which has recently been awarded 94+ points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and 94 points from Wine Enthusiast and 92 points by Wine Spectator.

Poças Reserva Red 2016

The 2016 edition of a classic, Poças Reserva Red 2016, received 92 points from Wine Enthusiast and 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

Poças Porto Vintage 2016

From a year declared as Vintage, the newly launched Poças Porto Vintage 2016 received 96 points from Wine Enthusiast, 93 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 93 points from Wine Spectator and 17.5 points (out of 20) from the magazine Grandes Escolhas.

Poças Colheita 2008

The most recent Poças Colheita (2008) to hit the market earned 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and 91 points from Wine Enthusiast.

Coroa d’Ouro and Vale de Cavalos

Also new on the market are the new harvests of Coroa d’Ouro White 2017 and Coroa d’Ouro Red 2016 (15.5 points from Grandes Escolhas) and Vale de Cavalos White 2017 and Vale de Cavalos Red 2016 (16 points from Grandes Escolhas).

Other awards:

  • Poças LBV 2013: 90 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
  • Poças Porto Colheita 1995: 16.5 points from Grandes Escolhas

Urban sketchers at the commemoration dinner in the Botanical Garden

Oct 03, 2018
A group of Urban Sketchers joined us at the commemoration dinner of our 100th anniversay, in the Botanical Garden.
Watch our gallery of photos and the different perspectives and techniques used by these artists!

Learn about our Quinta de Vale de cavalos

Nov 21, 2018

Located in Numão, a prime winemaking region, all the vineyards are planted with the finest varieties of vines. Quinta de Vale de Cavalos was purchased in 1988 and boasts approximately 51 hectares of land under vines, divided in three lots: Ribeira Teja, Catapereiro, Tanque and Zoc.

The rolling land requires no supporting walls, which makes working the vineyards that much easier. Ribeira Teja’s proximity to a reservoir created by a recently-built dam, together with a sophisticated drip irrigation system, are essential to overcoming the effects of the frequent droughts the region that suffers from the lowest annual rainfall in Portugal.

Credits: Jferrand

Poças Vintage 2016

Sep 15, 2018
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The magazine Revista de Vinhos published an article about our Porto Vintage 2016 wines, the year with the largest Vintage declaration ever (63 brands). Our newly released Poças Vintage 2016 has received 18 points and was described as: “Dense and impenetrable ruby. Very fresh and springy nose, with elegant notes of blackberry, black plum, chocolate, coffee steam, tobacco leaf and spices. The mouth is silky, enveloping, tasty, with round but firm tannins, in an elegant profile, in which stands out the strength of the fruit and the spicy notes. A Vintage in a contemporary style, tamed and ready to drink, but which will continue to grow in the bottle over the coming decades.”
Our winemaker Jorge Pintão is seen as one of the oenologists who is leaving a mark in Port Wine.
ORIGIN: Portugal – Douro Demarcated Region
DESCRIPTION: A single harvest Port wine, produced only in years of exceptional quality. Aged in oak barrels, it is bottled between the second and third year after harvest. During aging in the bottle, it will gradually acquire the extraordinary style of a great wine of guard.
PAIRING: Ideal as a dessert or convivial wine, it pairs with very good quality cheeses, desserts and chocolates. Serve at room temperature (18ºC) after carefully decanted. It can be consumed straight away, or await a positive evolution in the bottle.