Est. 2011

Nicolau de Almeida

Nicolau de Almeida

Owner Nicolau de Almeida family

For at least five generations the Nicolau de Almeida family has been in the Douro valley and have definitively made a mark. Fernando Nicolau de Almeida was the creator of the famous Barca Velha red wine from Ferreira.

In 1949 Fernando and his wife Maria José Ramos Pinto Rosas got a son - João Nicolau de Almeida. João started working at Ramos Pinto already in 1976 and stayed in the company until his retirement. During his career João contributed to the modernization of the viticulture of the Douro Valley, suggesting vertical planting in some vineyards and he also studied the different varieties.

In 1993 he found an area in the Douro Superior he thought would be perfect for wine growing. This was the start of Quinta do Monte Xisto. Many years later, in 2005, he planted the vineyard together with his sons Mateus and João Nicolau de Almeida Jr, also his daughter Mafalda is involved in the business.

The first Vintage Port from the quinta was produced in 2019 under the Nicolau de Almeida brand.

Nicolau de Almeida Vintages:2019

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseNicolau de AlmeidaVintage2019
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, black berry and loaded with fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Very easy to drink with round tannins. Balanced with lots of dark berries and fruit in the mouth. Lovely, quite long and quite promising finish but maybe a little light port?
Last tasted15th December 2021Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentTasted at home with the family

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

27th March
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1982
Rei Manuel
Real Comp. Velha 1982
13th March
Rocha 1997
Sao Pedro das Aguias 2008
5th March
Blackett 2013
Boeira 2018
Burmester 2017
Butler-Nephew 2003
Butler-Nephew 2017
C. da Silva 2016
DR 2002
Quinta dos Malvedos
Graham 2010
Kopke 2017
Kranemann 2009
Kranemann 2018
Messias 2018
Noble & Murat 2016
Pocas Jr 2013
Portal 2007
Quarles Harris 1977
Quarles Harris 1980
Quevedo 2016
Quinta do Arnozelo
Burmester 2015
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2009
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2019
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2019
Quinta da Devesa 2018
Quinta da Devesa 2019
Quinta do Javali 2017
Quinta de Marrocos 2011
Quinta dos Muros
Portal 2018
Quinta da Pacheca 2003
Pacheca 2017
Pacheca 2018
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2004
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Roeda
Croft 1995
Quinta de la Rosa 2018
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2005
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2019
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2002
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2019
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2016
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2017
Quinta do Vale Meao 2014
Quinta do Vale Meao 2015
Quinta do Vale Meao 2016
Quinta do Vale Meao 2017
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Quinta do Vesuvio 2001
Rio Bom 2007
San Leonardo 2015
Taylor 2018
Vasques de Carvalho 2016
Viera de Sousa 2015
Warre 2000
Wiese & Krohn 2003
Wiese & Krohn 2005


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