Casa da Corca – Reserva Tinto 2006
Aged in French oak barrel for 14 months, this wine has a deep and dark color. It is very aromatic with well-integrated wood. This wine can be enjoyed now, but will develop complexity with cellaring.
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), and Tinta Barroca. Produced and bottled by Sociedade Agricola e Comercial Dos Vinhos Vale da Corca. Vale da Corca's vineyard, Quinta de Brunheda, is located in the heart of the Douro region and has been owned by the Mosque family since 1720. In 1756 it was demarcated by the Marquis de Pombal, thus making it the oldest wine region in Portugal. Located in an amphitheater of rare, natural beauty which extends along both banks of the Tua River (a tributary of the Douro River), the vineyard consists of 889.5 acres of land and is recognized as one of the most iconic of the region. The climate is extreme with bitterly cold winters and summer temperatures often reaching 113 degrees F. This climate, associated with poor schist soil, creates the ideal, natural conditions for growing high-quality grapes. In the 90s, Vale da Corca began producing Douro DOC wines under its own labels: Brunheda, Encostas do Tua, Vale da Corca, and Vinha da Pala—achieving recognition and distinction for outstanding quality. This special wine has been created personally by Delio Mesquita (owner of Casa da Corca) and Pierre Miodownick (winemaker of Royal Wine). It is from the renowned Douro Valley and is a selection of the finest touriga nacional, tinta roriz, and tinta barroca grapes of Casa da Corca.