A port wine with huge potential, a great pleasure for special moments and a perfect gift for port wine lovers.
Excellent with blue cheese (Roquefort or Stilton), good chocolate.
Color: Dark and opaque ruby red
Aroma: Elegant but intense aromas of boysenberries, black pepper, cherries and a hint of sandalwood unfold with great intensity and purity.
Palate: In the typical dry style of Quevedo, the wine presents itself with a spicy note at the beginning on the palate. High-quality tannins provide structure, followed by a round, fruity taste experience full of ripe dark plums and violets. The finish is long and intense, characterized by spices and red fruits.
The Quevedo Port Wine Vintage 2020 was made without aging in oak barrels and contains only 81 grams of residual sugar.
Bottled in June 2022, it shows improved integration of its components after about a year in the bottle.
With aeration, the tannins become slightly stronger, but not astringent.
The fruit is subtle but persistent. The next day he presents himself particularly well. Overall, it has a graceful touch that fits the winery's elegant style. A remarkable wine with potential for improvement.
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 to produce it. It is very dark in color, 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-term storage in the bottle. Dark purple when young, the red color becomes 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. In the initial phase it is fresher, with time more dried fruit aromas emerge. For most port wine collectors and lovers, Vintage Port is the most valued port wine. It is produced in small quantities. Annual production rarely exceeds 1% of total port wine production. And this is 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 contain grapes from the different Quintas to preserve 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 was not achieved in all vineyards. But when we have received grapes in our flagship and most consistent Quinta, Vale d'Agodinho, in perfect conditions and with 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 2008, 2010 or 2013 vintages. Drink it young if you want to enjoy the freshness and intensity of the best port, or wait a few years and you will experience elegance, complexity and harmony in a bottle of port.