A passion for genetic heritage of indigenous varietals
The story of Quinta de Cottas started with the romantic project of Isabel and Pedro Carmo who set their hearts on converting a rundown house in the heart of the Douro valley.
As their passion for the region developed so did their love of the wines it produced and before long they purchased 10 hectares of vines in Alijó, the sub-region of Cima Corgo.
Their vineyards are planted with the traditional Douro grape varieties and their commitment to preserving the genetic heritage of the region means they have a fruit bowl of varietals to chose from: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz and Sousão reds and Viosinho, Gouveio, Arinto and Rabigato in white. Their position on the slopes of the beautiful Douro valley enjoys excellent sun exposure and schist soils, a combination that ensures grapes of unique character and profile.
They now produce internationally acclaimed wines from their boutique winery that are true to the soils and standards synonymous with wines from the Douro.