Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo


Quinta Nova | Douro | Portugal
In 2011, Quinta Nova achieved 11th place in the DOC Douro ranking in terms of sales volume, from a total of 368 producers. The feat is the result of a strategy focusing on top-of-the-range Douro wines pursued by the company since 2005, when the project was launched. In recent years, Quinta Nova has reported average yearly growth of 20%. In 2011, total turnover was around 2 million euros – a remarkable success story in just 6 years, bolstered by the complementary areas of gourmet produce and wine tourism. In 2012, exports will constitute around 50% of the total sales volume. 220,000 bottles were sold in 2011 alone, and the wines’ quality is internationally acknowledged by leading critics. The Robert Parker guide recently awarded Quinta Nova’s three flagship reservas – Referência, Quinta Nova and Touriga Nacional – scores of 94, 93 and 92 respectively. Quinta Nova is now fulfilling a dream: the launch of Mirabilis, celebrating the creation of a premium Burgundy-style white: sublime, smooth and crisp. The company has invested in niche markets, which are more demanding and enjoy greater purchasing power, and has a presence in 23 countries. It plans to maintain its position in Europe, and grow in strategic markets such as the US and Brazil. Plans for the future include strategic consolidation of the red wine strategy and new high-end products from the 2011 vintage.