MAIAS TINTO, Quinta dos Roques 2012


Product Description

Part of the family owned and operated wine estate of Quinta dos Roques, Quinta das Maias was purchased in 1997, which was an obvious move since the wines from this estate have been produced and bottled at Roques under the separate Ma-ias label since 1992. Located just 42 miles from Roques winery, Maias comprises 86 contiguous acres at an elevation of 1500 to 1800 feet in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela mountains, providing excellent daily temperature variation for ripening the 5-30 year old vines.

20% Touriga, with 80% of the powerful, rich Jaen, aka Mencia. This powerful red wine has flavors that stand up to the most challenging sauces and spices. It was aged 9 months on new Portuguese oak. Another tremendous value.

“Owner Luis Lourenco is the genial owner of this well known estate. Talented winemaker Rui Reguina helps things along as well. I think this estate is going to get better and bet-ter. Note that Luis bought Quinta das Maias in 1997. The wines are made at Roques by the same team…” The Wine Advocate

Regarding the Maias Tinto…”What a crowd pleaser. Bursting with fruit but with complexity and depth, too. It has as many curves as Goya‘s Maja.” Jeff Frees, Quarterly Review of Wines.