Grapes grown in the Douro terroir contain high levels of tannins and sugar, ideal for producing superior quality table wines. However, this winemaking potential was overlooked for years as priority was given to Port.
Poças was a pioneer in recognizing the region's aptitude for producing good table wines as Jorge Pintão joined the firm's winemaking team. His oenological experience in Bordeaux and the Medoc was the key that led him to launch the first Coroa d'Ouro red wine in 1990. This wine was such a resounding success that the firm soon began to expand its range of quality Douro table wines.