Fermentation of hand picked up grapes lasted around 3 to 5 days, producing a wine...
Porto made with passion
Quinta Da Devasa
Located in the transition zone from Baixo Corgo to Cima Corgo, and only 10 km away from Peso da Régua, Quinta da Devesa vineyards and winery are located on a promontory which overlooks the confluence of the rivers Douro and Corgo, from where a wonderful sight can be enjoyed, covering the valleys of the rivers and mountains of the region.
Its 34 hectares, planted with the grape varieties recommended for the region, go from 60 m up to 500 m high, part facing south getting an excellent sun exposure, and part facing the buttresses of Marão, where it receives natural cool winds. This diversity of solar and wind exposure provides different levels of grape maturation and development, which allow to temporize harvesting in optimal conditions.
Since 1941, vintages considered of superior quality by the family winemakers, were kept and stored in wooden barrels in the winery cellars. These extraordinary quality wines are used today to produce Quinta da Devesa Port Wines. Quinta da Devesa Douro and Port Wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown in their own vineyards, vinified and aged in the estate.
Since 2016, Quinta da Devesa vineyards have been managed under the principles of Integrated Production Management (sometimes referred to as Integrated Crop Protection), a rigorous regime which strives for minimum intervention in the vineyard. In practice this means restricting as far as possible the type and quantity of treatments applied to the vines for the control of pests and diseases. Another beneficial aspect of the farming methods used, has been the use of cover crops sown between the rows of vines. These help to conserve moisture and to combat erosion, while also contributing organic matter to the soil. Cover crops are a defence against unwanted weeds and provide an alternative habitat for insects, which are an essential part of the food chain. Thus, the vineyards provide a healthy habitat for birds, reptiles and mammals, ensuring good biodiversity and a balanced and sustainable environment.
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