Quinta da Ervamoira in the Douro Superior is one of the two Ramos Pinto properties that goes into making Duas Quintas, one of the Portugal’s best known and most reliable reds. Now, after thirty years in partnership with Quinta de Bons Ares, it is out on its own. This wine is produced from 4 plots of 30-year-old vines on the 178 hectare estate. The grapes are hand harvested and foot trodden in granite lagares prior to ageing in French oak for 18 months (a third in 1500 litre oak vats, a third in new barrels and a third in one-year-old barrels). Only 4,375 bottles were produced.