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Ramos Pinto Collection Portugal 2007

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"The 2007 COLLECTION is an offering with fancy artwork that makes a pretty nice splash for its wine, too. Continuing the winery’s tradition of blending quintas, this is a vineyard blend from the winery’s Quinta do Bom Retiro vineyards and its Douro Superior property, Quinta de Ervamoira, thus distinguishing it in terroir from the winery’s Duas Quintas Reserva (a blend from Ervamoira and Bon Ares). It is a grape blend of Touriga Nacional (30%), Touriga Franca (30%) and a field blend for the rest. This is a very nice performance, elegant and refined, but with a very obvious backbone. More intense, deeper and lusher than the regular Tinto (the former “Adriano,” now the “DQ”), it gets sweeter with air and is a pretty nice offering that should handle itself well in the mid-term and provide a very good value point in the Ramos Pinto lineup...90" WA 02/10

Region: Portugal » Douro

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  • 2007

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Winery: Ramos-Pinto
Color: Red
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Ramos-Pinto:
When walking in the chateau grounds it is obvious that its history goes further back than the 1855 classification. Citran is actually one of the Medoc's oldest seigneuries. Numerous Marquis de Donnissan, related to the family of France, reigned here for 600 years and only abandoned their chateau in the middle of the 18th century. Since then the chateau has gone through different phases. The var... Read more
When walking in the chateau grounds it is obvious that its history goes further back than the 1855 classification. Citran is actually one of the Medoc's oldest seigneuries. Numerous Marquis de Donnissan, related to the family of France, reigned here for 600 years and only abandoned their chateau in the middle of the 18th century. Since then the chateau has gone through different phases. The various owners and the general financial crisis meant that the surface of the vineyards varied between 90 hectares to less than 4 hectares. The wine's quality reflected these fluctuations. Things got better in 1945 when the Miailhe brothers bought the property. Ten years ago a serious boost in the research for quality was set in motion. An accumulation of hard work and the huge investments initiated by the precedent Japanese owners brought Citran back towards the Haut Medoc elite. This transition was carried through under the leadership of the new and exacting owners. The Merlaut-Villars family is well known in the Medoc. They are true connoisseurs of wine and land. A symbol of this old cru Bourgeois wine's new-found youth is the arrival of young Céline Villars who will from now on represent the chateau. Read less

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"The 2007 COLLECTION is an offering with fancy artwork that makes a pretty nice splash for its wine, too. Continuing the winery’s tradition of blending quintas, this is a vineyard blend from the winery’s Quinta do Bom Retiro vineyards and its Douro Superior property, Quinta de Ervamoira, thus distinguishing it in terroir from the winery’s Duas Quintas Reserva (a blend from Ervamoira and Bon Ares). It is a grape blend of Touriga Nacional (30%), Touriga Franca (30%) and a field blend for the rest. This is a very nice performance, elegant and refined, but with a very obvious backbone. More intense, deeper and lusher than the regular Tinto (the former “Adriano,” now the “DQ”), it gets sweeter with air and is a pretty nice offering that should handle itself well in the mid-term and provide a very good value point in the Ramos Pinto lineup...90" WA 02/10

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