Casa Ramos Pinto was founded in 1880 by Adriano Ramos Pinto when he was only 21 years old. The grapes for this wine came from the Ervamoira and Bom Retiro estates in the Duoro. All of the grapes were hand-picked into small containers. The must was then vinified in granite tanks and stainless-steel
vats. French oak barrels were used during malolactic fermentation. After that, 40% of the wine remained in barrels and the rest went to age into two and three year old wine casks for 18 months. The wine was finished by fining with egg whites. The wine is a blend of 30% Tourigal Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, and 40% Tinta Barroca. 60,000 750 ml bottles and 150 magnums were bottled in June 2008. The total acidity is 4.9 grammes per litre and pH is 3.6.
In 1911, Leopold Metilcovitz designed one of the posters in the Casa Ramos Pinto collection known as "Adam and Eve".
Colour : Dark red, blue hues
Aroma : Pepper, blackberry, blueberry, mint, liquorice
Taste : Gobs of upfront fruit, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, pepper, herbs, mint, liquorice, warmth, concentrated, tiring to drink
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : 165 SEK
Mark : B-
Website : Ramos Pinto