QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS TINTA FRANCISCA 2013
Quinta das Carvalhas is an emblematic and spectacular property in the Douro Valley. Written references regarding this magnificent vineyard can be traced back to 1759. Enjoying a prominent position on the left bank of the Douro river, in Pinhão, the Quinta covers the entire hillside facing the Douro river and occupies part of the slopes of the right bank of the tributary Torto river.
Recognised for its low level of yield, Tinta Francisca reveals a long cycle with late maturation, a small bundle which in some ways has is resemblance to Pinot Noir, its medium to high vegetative vigor, and having distinguished itself in a landscape for its intensly shiny green leaves.