Quinta da Romaneira Touriga Francesa Carrapata

Quinta da Romaneira Touriga Francesa “Carrapata”


  • This red wine is attractive, reflecting the unique terroir of Romaneira and has a surprising pronounced freshness, which is a welcome characteristic, with potential for aging in barrels.
  • Though young, richness, dark fruit profile and notable density promise a captivating evolution with bottle aging.

Varietal Composition: 100% Touriga Francesa

Elaboration: Fermented in stainless steel vats for a period of 7 days, followed by malolactic fermentation also in vats. 100% of the batch aged for 11 months in barrels, 50% in new 225 ltr. French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Mature and well achieved character. Seductive aromas of blackberry, black pepper and raspberry, with delicate floral notes and a good integration of new oak.




The 1,100 acre spread of Quinta da Romaneira is widely considered one of the Douro Valley’s most breathtaking estates.  The winery began producing port in 1872, but was not legally allowed to bottle under its own name until 1986 when DO changes gave single quintas the authority to do so.

Christian Seely purchased Romaneira in 2004 with plans to put the winery shoulder to shoulder with the Douro’s top names in terms of reputation and quality.  Seely and winemaker Antonio Agrellos understand what such ambition means – They are the dynamic duo behind the much celebrated rebirth of another great property, Quinta do Noval (which sits literally next door), which they’ve operated for the past twenty years.

The entire Romaneira vineyard estate is classified “A” (the highest mark that can be obtained in the Douro) and the house focuses almost completely on unfortified dry wines and vintage style port.

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