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Carvalhas Tinta Francisca

Tinta Francisca is a widely present grape variety among the Douro’s oldest vines. After conducting a profound study, we have developed a recovery program in order to produce a high quality wine from this noble variety that was almost in extinction. Known for its low level of yield, Tinta Francisca reveals a long cycle with late maturation, a small bundle which in some ways has a resemblance to Pinot Noir, its medium to high vegetative vigor, and having distinguished itself in a landscape for its intensley shiny green leaves. We were attracted to produce from this variety a new style of Douro Red, in which we present a very aromatic wine, with a medium-bodied structure and extremely elegant, yet with great intensity. We found, in this way, a new Douro through a very old grape.

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Drink now or cellar up to 10 – 15 years

14ºC – 16ºC

Tinta Francisca


100% Tinta Francisca. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks followed by an ageing period of 12 months in used french oak barriques.


Freshness and intensity on its aromatic character with notes of wild berries and light green nuances, creating a notable complexity and a very original style. Intense in flavour, yet very elegant; finishing long, fresh and smooth.



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