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.
Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, 2022. “14% alcohol. This is quite special. Beautiful floral black cherry and blackberry fruit on the nose with hints of olive and meat. The palate is fresh and vital with rich, seductive black fruits and hints of olive tapenade, tar and spice. This is a ripe wine, but there’s also lovely freshness. The oak is present, but in the background. A really impressive expression of the Douro, seen through the lens of a single variety. Drinking well now, but will benefit from a few more years in bottle. 94/100”.