Quinta do Popa's black edition, Tinto or red, is blend of red grapes native to the Douro Valley. This wine is ruby coloured with aromas of fresh fruit, citrus and cocoa. You'll find it both elegant and full-bodied with a great balance between tannins and acidity. A charismatic wine that ends in an extremely pleasant finish.
After harvesting, the grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed. Each variety was vinified separately and the Touriga Franca and grapes from the old vines were trodden by foot (yes - this still happens!!) in open vats. The other varieties were vinified in stainless steel tanks.
The individual varieties were aged in used 225 liter French oak barrels, for between 12 and 15 months.
Something about the wine...
Country of cultivation: Portugal
Wine region: Douro
Winemaker: João Menezes
Quality level: D.O.C.
Vinification: Steel barrel
Grape varieties: Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Old vines
Dominant grape variety: Tinta Roriz
Pure variety / Cuvée: Cuvée
Alcohol content [Vol%]: 13
Acidity [g/l]: 5
Acidity level: low acidity
pH value: 3.69
Serving temperature [°C]: 16
residual sugar [g/l]: 0.6
Bottling type: bottle
Bottle size [liter]: 0.75
Estimated ageing date: 2021
Distributor: Quinta do Pôpa, Lda. EN 222 Adorigo 5120-011 Tabuaço
Allergen Labeling: Eggs, Milk, Sulfites