Branco da Ribeira, Manoel Poças

POCA175
Exclusively produced with traditional grapes from the Douro Valley and from the Vale de Cavalos estate to assure freshness.
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70% Arinto, 30% Cόdega
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13.6%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Sub Region:
Douro Superior
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£44.99
 

Poças Júnior

In 1918, a few months before the Armistice, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior, who had been born in the heart of the Port Wine hustle and bustle, decided to establish his own company. Manoel Poças was 30 years old and he had some experience in this business. With his uncle, he created a company to sell grape spirits to large Port Wine shippers. Soon afterwards he opened a head office in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they remain to this day. Today, with three quintas in the best winemaking areas of the Douro Demarcated Region, Poças ensures its total control over the quality of its wines and the family is more involved than ever before.

Tasting Notes

Yellow pale in colour with aromas of citrus and soft toasty notes. The palate has floral and citrus notes with a well integrated oak flavours. The wine benefits from a long and elegant finish.

Food Matches

A perfect pairing with fresh fish, seafood and white meat. Serve between 12-14°C

Vinification

Grapes are selected and harvested by hand from vines aged between 20-40 years old. Aged for 9 months in new French oak "Allier" barrels with 'bâttonage sur lies'.

Press Comments

Gold Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards, 2019: ‘Very impressive,’ began team leader Charlie Young as Poças added a Gold to its pair of port medals, finding it to be ‘mineral on the nose, with spicy oak, and palate that is deep and full, leading to a finish that is long and persistent, with grapefruit-like acidity and a buttery spiced core’. ‘Structure, power and poise’, summarised Grape Times UK’s Harry Crowther, who praised its ‘good focus and finesse’. 94 points - Wine Enthusiast & Robert Parker.