Wines

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Douro

             

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is located in the sub-region of Cima Corgo, in the Douro Demarcated Region - the birth place of some of the most well known wines in the world. Against rugged slopes, a river bathed arid and inhospitable banks. In times gone past, onto them rolled shimmering stones, which were discovered to be gold (ouro). Thus the name of the river was born: Douro (lit. River of Gold). It is here that vines have been born and wine has been made from as far back as Roman times. Since then, this local pursuit has been continued and expanded – the slopes were shaped into terraces – populations from the Roman castles were used and the growing of cereals and vines was encouraged in the slate earth, unsuitable for other crops.

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is one of the most beautiful Quintas (estates) in the Douro, and it is an example of the true nature of the valley. In this place the history lies in the terrain, in the aromas and in the knowledge of the men who have kept it alive generation upon generation. 

 Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo