Current owner of Quinta do Roncão
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WELCOME TO QUINTA DO RONCÃO

Somewhere in the hills of Douro, a Dream was placed in this girl’s hands… Our products are the fruit of that dream!

“From the air, the valleys or the river bed, all that we can see is the work of man”

António Barreto, in Douro

LEARN A BIT ABOUT US

Our 23 ha land of vineyards and olive grove are located in Vila Seca de Poiares- Peso da Régua, the heart of the Douro Region. We grow vines and olive trees under Integrated Farming, which aims to deliver a more sustainable agriculture.

Our winery was built in 1923 onto a hillside in three big terraces. The tradition of winemaking has been in our family for generations. 

The hard labour and experience of our ancestors encourage us to keep working hard to make better wines today.  

The young girl who represents our label is the current owner of our brand. With love and passion, she converted the winery for modern winemaking in 2001, preserving the design of the gravity-flow, the traditional "lagares", which are open fermenters made of schist and granite.

We produce wine exclusively from our own grapes, which are hand-picked and transported to our winery for processing.

In 2015, after finishing her winemaking degree, Eunice travelled to Australia to learn more about winemaking. There she met Pasha, another dynamic winemaker, and together they make our wines since 2019.

Modern technologies, foreign and local experience developed in recent decades, make our wines unique and special. 

Please get in touch with us for private visit and tasting.

 

TERROIR

The high amount of sunny days and the large thermal amplitude during the day form excellent weather conditions in the Douro Valley. The location of our vineyards, about 5 km to the Douro River with an elevation of 500-550 meters, the schist-based soil in rain fed conditions, the age of our vines (between 30 and more than 100 years old) as well as the Portuguese varieties careful selected throughout the decades – Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca for the reds, and Rabigato, Fernão Pires and Malvasia Fina for the whites - make up the terroir of Quinta do Roncão.

 
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WINEMAKING

The grapes are hand harvested, where they are carefully selected and delivered to the winery in boxes of 30 kg. The grapes are then destemmed. 

To produce white wine, the grapes enter a pneumatic press where the juice is pressed and extracted from the berries and separated according to its quality (free run juice and pressed juice).

The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vessels from 1-2 weeks.

To produce red wine, the berries fall into lagares (open fermenters made of schist and granite), where the alcoholic fermentation begins its journey of 8 to 14 days. When the alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wine is pressed and transferred to stainless steel tanks where Malolactic fermentation occurs. 

The aging process occurs with the help of French oak for both red and white wines and continues in the bottle.

 

WINES

Enjoy life with the wines of Quinta do Roncão

QUINTA DO RONCÃO WHITE RESERVE 2019 

The freshness of this wines was hand-picked 500m above the sea level. Delicate aromas of orange blossom, honey and white flowers extracted from local varieties: Malvasia Fina, Rabigato and Fernão Pires. 

Apricot, almond and beeswax fill the mouth with the same intensity as the love that was put into it. 

To enjoy the full potential of this wine, we recommend drinking it at 10-14 degrees

 

QUINTA DO RONCÃO RED RESERVE  2014

Made from a field blend of Old Vines, with the main varieties Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional.

Deep ruby color. Elegant fruity aroma, dry plums and blackberries, complemented by floral notes, violets. Well-structured mouth with the fruit flavors coming through to the palate with a spicy twist. Round tannins and a complex dry end.

 

THE OLIVE OIL

Our olive oil is the result of a blend between fruit from the old olive trees located along the roads of the vineyards and our olive grove.
The olive grove was planted in the late 90s with a single variety - Cobrançosa, grown under rain fed conditions.
We hand harvest the olives between November and January and the olive oil is produced in the region in a traditional mill, resulting in a mature fruity aroma, almond and spicy notes, and long persistence.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 2018

Our first harvest of Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

About 80% of 20 years old Cobrançosa, 18% Negrucha and 2% Verdeal, with and age of more than 60 years old. 

Acidity                           0.2% oleic acid

Peroxide index             0.9 mg O2/kg

K232                              1.62

K270                              0.11 

ΔK                                0.001

Dark green color. Ripe fruit aromas. Smooth mouth, with notes of nuts and spices. 

 

CONTACT

We’d love to hear from you! Give us a call, send us an email or drive out to meet us.

Quinta do Roncão, Vila Seca de Poiares 5050-343 Portugal

GPS Coordinates: 41°11'55.7"N 7°42'17.3"W

quintadoroncao@sapo.pt

+351 926632509 (available on WhatsApp)

quintadoroncao@sapo.pt

+351 926632509

Quinta do Roncão, Vila Seca de Poiares 5050-343 Portugal

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