was founded in 1880 by brothers Adriano and Antonio and always had a pioneering spirit. In the early 20th century it became noted for its innovative and enterprising commercial strategies including the distinctive art nouveau advertising campaign. In 1990 Ramos Pinto became part of the Champagne Louis Roederer group, which shares a similar family owned history and has since enjoyed significant investment and further improvements in quality. It is a meticulous selection of the best vintage grapes from Quinta de Ervamoira and Quinta dos Bons Ares that is used to produce this wine. Its vinification is made vineyard-by-vineyard and variety-by-variety. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months in new oak casks. It is then bottled at Bons Ares, where it matures for one year. The 2000 is a blend of Touriga Nacional (2/3) and Tinta Barroca
(1/3). Is bottled in the year following the harvest and and is aged at lease two years in the bottle prior to release.
Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva is an intense red, almost opaque, with a reddish meniscus. The nose is intense and expressive, velvety and very fruity, with very ripe, red fruit aromas, such as plum and blackberry. There are also touches of spice, such as black pepper, and some vanilla aromas from the oak ageing. The palate is very balanced, soft tannins appear and a perfect acidity. Excellent balance between fruit and tannins. Full-bodied and velvety, it is very flavoursome and balanced. Very persistent, promises excellent ageing.
Ramos Pinto Duas Quintas Reserva goes well with meats and game in general and particularly well with sausages and dishes with garlic.