Dona Clara uses both the name, and the image of the principal Quinta house, Dona Clara. The elements for this wine are sourced from all over Quinta da Romaneira, and more than any other wine, the Dona Clara now is a faithful representative of all the aspects of the property, and of all the varietals grown there. From 2019 onwards, the blend for Dona Clara is not only made up of all the traditional Douro varietals grown at Romaneira: Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, but also includes certain lots of both Syrah and of Petit Verdot, two highly successful single varietals at Romaneira, that now bring extra complexity and depth to the Dona Clara blend.
Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 7 days, followed by malolactic fermentation for two weeks.
100% aged in oak barrels for 10 months, 10% New Oak, 90% 2nd year French oak 225lts barrels
2017: Wine Enthusiast: 93/100
2017: Wine Spectator: 91/100
2016: Wine Enthusiast: 92/100, Editor's Choice
2015: Wine Enthusiast: 93/100