Type: Red Wine
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Code: POCA350
Beautifully perfumed and aromatic, this is a delectable light red wine – soft, velvety and fruity.

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.

Cool fermentation with low skin maceration, in order to ensure the right acidity and structure, and aging in old French oak casks. This wine shows a surprisingly light ruby colour, a fruity nose and a low alcohol content (12,5%) on the palate. Beautifully perfumed and aromatic with wild berry fruits and a little spice.
A perfect match for barbecue, grilled sardines, varied salads or even pizza.

Anton Moiseenko, Wine Drinker, 2024: "This wine was my introduction to the experimental lineup: cheerful, light, glou-glou, a “free spirit”. With some animal notes, it’s even better. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz. 9 months in old French oak casks of 300 liters — you don’t feel the oak at all." Christine Austin, Yorkshire Post, April 2023, Just Tasted: "Douro reds are well known for their hearty flavours and chunky structure, but this wine is different. It could be described as a light red or maybe a deep rosé, but it is delicious. Made from a mix of traditional Douro grapes Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca, it is aromatic, fruity and refreshing in style, with cherry and raspberry notes and enough depth to stand up to a slice of rare beef but it would also be happy alongside a summer salad. Serve slightly chilled." Wine Merchant Top 100, Highly Commended, 2022.

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