It was at Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo that the first study was carried out for single-varietal plantation in the Douro region. Between 1979 and 1981, together with the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture, through the Douro Winery Studies Center, the best sun exposures were chosen at Quinta Nova for the study of planting three varieties: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca.
Plot 28 planted with the Tinta Roriz variety, consisting of 2650 feet and a slope of 25, is located at an altitude between 205 and 210 meters. This variety clearly demonstrates the winegrowing challenge and human persistence in preserving an ancient and authentic Douro. The austerity of the caste is evident in the mouth, but at the same time, we are seduced by a somewhat contemporary sophistication that, combined with the century-old vine (Parcel 21), gives rise to a blend that reveals a reference in the Portuguese Douro, a wine full of minerality, blue fruits, rich in spicy notes with a firm structure and a very narrow mouth. The high concentration, density and depth well express its origin.