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.
Wine Merchant Top 100, Highly Commended, 2022. Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, 2022. “11.5%. This is a blend of Arinto and Codega. It’s really aromatic with lovely lemon, mandarin and apricot notes as well as a hint of table grape and almond. The palate is bright and exotic with just a touch of structure, and lovely rounded fruit complemented by some fresh lemony acidity. Such a detailed wine, finishing with a twist of aniseed. Has freshness and drinkability, as well as some prettiness. 773 bottles made. 94/100”.