A port wine with huge potential, a great pleasure for special moments and a perfect gift for port wine lovers.
Excellent with blue cheeses (Roquefort or Stilton), good chocolate.
Colour: dark red with violet reflections.
It has a rich nose of ripe fruits such as blueberry, cherry, plum, hints of cocoa and wild flowers.
On the palate it is full, intense and persistent, with fine and round tannins. Long finish with chocolate notes.
A very limited amount was made from our best grapes from the 2015 harvest. Bottled 2 years after the harvest, the Vintage Port will continue to evolve in the bottle and your patience will be rewarded after a few decades.
Vintage Port is a single harvest port wine bottled between the second and third year after harvest. It is always red and of all port wines it is the one with the longest aging potential. This long aging potential comes from the complex and concentrated grapes used in its production. It is very dark in colour, rich in tannins, with a lot of body and structure and intense on both the nose and the palate. It is bottled unfiltered to preserve all the elements that can support long bottle aging. Dark purple when young, the red color becomes lighter and lighter over time. However, it takes several decades, if not a century, for the brown nuances to emerge. The fruit flavors remain throughout the life of the Vintage Port. It is fresher in the initial phase, but over time more dried fruit aromas emerge. For most port wine collectors and lovers, the vintage port is the most treasured port wine. It is made in small batches. Annual production rarely exceeds 1% of total port wine production. And that's only justified by the fact that we need a combination of factors: excellent weather conditions in the best locations to grow grapes in the Douro. It's not about quantity, it's about putting the best of the best in the bottle for us or the next generation to enjoy. In the best harvests, our Vintage Port will incorporate grapes from the various quintas to retain as much complexity as the best grapes can produce. This was the case, for example, in 2005, 2007 or 2011. There are other years when perfection has not been achieved in all vineyards. But when, in our flagship and most consistent Quinta, Vale d'Agodinho, we have obtained grapes in perfect conditions and of excellent quality that we believe make a wonderful Vintage Port, then we bottle what we call a Single Quinta Vintage Port. This is the case, for example, with the vintages 2008, 2010 or 2013. Drink it young if you want to enjoy the freshness and intensity of the best port wine, or wait a few years and you will experience elegance, complexity and harmony in a bottle of port wine.