Founded by Adriano Ramos Pinto in 1880, Casa Ramos Pinto rapidly became noted, at the time, for its innovative and enterprising strategy. Associated with quality bottled wines, it began operating on the Brazilian market in the early 20th century and quickly became responsible for half of the wine exported to South America, whilst it was still conquering generations of loyal customers in Portugal and Europe. These were the natural results of a forward thinking strategy, based on the modernisation of selection, batching and ageing circuits, the continuous wine research and the special care which Adriano Ramos Pinto devoted to the packaging and promotion of his wines.
The Ramos Pinto wines have therefore become a reference of quality.
In 1990, Casa Ramos Pinto became part of the Roederer Group, whose history has identical characteristics. So, the qualities that gave fame to Casa Ramos Pinto took on an international dimension.
Ramos Pinto Port Wines are prepared in the vinification centre of Quinta do Bom Retiro. In the case of LBV and Vintage, the grapes are trodden in the traditional lagar as this age-old technique allows for the juice of the fruit to be extracted more efficiently and less violently. After having concluded the first steps of vinification, the wines are transported to the historical wine cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, where they undergo a long ageing process.
Made with high quality wines from Quinta de Ervamoira by blending of wines from harvests from different years. The new wines give it the vigour and freshness and the older wines, complexity and pedigree. The characteristic `nose and palate are a result of the art of the Master of the Tasting Room.
The nose is rounded, generous, with a light, balanced, vinous touch. Wood aromas of vanilla and old Port casks. It is of the fruity, tawny type. On the palate it is smooth and full bodied. From an initial unctuousness, there appears a fresh, soft fruit, finishing with a light, acidic, woody note. The fresh fruit is still noticeable in the after taste, entangled in the aging process in wood. Good structure and a perfect balance between fruit and alcohol.