Coroa d’Ouro Tinto
- Grape :Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
- Country : Portugal, Douro
- Type : Red
- ABV : 13%
12 in stock
Tasting notes: Coroa d’Ouro Tinto
Ruby. Clean and fruity notes. Full-bodied, aromatic and elegant.
Food match: Coroa d’Ouro Tinto
Lovely with roast lamb, lighter game dishes and decent roast pork.
Producer & Region:
It all began in 1918 when on 15 August, a few months before the Armistice, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior, born in the heart of the Port Wine hustle and bustle, decided to establish his own company.
Manoel Poças was 30 years old and he had some experience in this business. With his uncle, he created a company to sell grape spirits to large Port Wine shippers. Soon afterwards he opened the head offices in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they remain to this date.
First his uncle, then his brothers, his wife and his grand- children: the entire Poças family shared his passion for the wine, combining a respect for tradition with minds open to the innovations the new generations introduced.
Today, with three quintas in the best winemaking areas of the Douro Demarcated Region, Poças ensures its total control over the quality of its wines and the family is more involved than ever before.
“Since childhood I accompanied my father on his trips to the Douro. The harvest in particular was a “magical” period for me. One of the great challenges I had was the creation of the Douro da Poças wine line, started with the Coroa d’Ouro red.”
Jorge Manuel Pintão leads the Oenology and Quality team of Poças since 1987.
Graduated in chemistry, with a master’s degree in oenology from the Institut d’Oenologie de Bordeaux, he interned at the prestigious Château Giscours at the Médoc in Bordeaux. His art results in many awards in international competitions, such as the International Wine Challenge’s “Fortified Wine Maker of the Year” in 2001. Wine and chocolate, wine and preserves… there is no challenge that does not accept.
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.