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.

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Launch of the new Poças wines

Jul 10, 2018

At the end of June, we hosted a lunch in our visitor centre for the launch of our new wines. In addition to showing our news, it was the chance to showcase our new premises!

We presented Branco da Ribeira 2017, our new top-of-the-range white wine. Produced from grapes grown on granitic soil, this wine praises the diversity of the Douro terroir and it is a tribute to the tenacity of the region. The wine will be available next Fall.

It was also the occasion to launch the wines Coroa d’Ouro Branco 2017, Coroa d’Ouro Tinto 2016, Vale de Cavalos Branco 2017, Vale de Cavalos Tinto 2016 and Porto Vintage 2016.

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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.

Learn about our Quinta das Quartas

Sep 15, 2018

Quinta das Quartas is the Poças winemaking centre. Planted with more than 2.5 ha of vines, this quinta is noted for its immense wine lodge where the firm’s Port Wine is aged. Up 25,000 hectolitres of wines are stored in wooden casks ranging in size from 267-Litre hogsheads to 88,000-Litre vats. Since 1996 the wines from all of Poças’ quintas have been made at this modern winery – a total of 1.1 million Litres of wine. The property also boasts a small museum where one can see the original granite treading tanks dating from 1873.

Manoel Poças Júnior was particularly fond of his first wine estate in the Douro. He visited the quinta almost every week, walking the last 700 metres on foot over rocky paths. Sadly his dream of one day being able to drive right up to the property never came true as the present road was only built much later.

Créditos: Jferrand