Spanning approximately 60 hectares, the vines at Rovereto are an average of 25 years old. The harvest is done by hand and the wine is aged for around 5 months in steel tanks, and further refined once it hits the bottle. This is an intense yet delicate wine with fresh fruit flavours such as green apple on the palate, the finish is long with a definite elegance.
Being a Late Bottle Vintage Port, this 2011 from Quinta Do Noval is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled - making it perfect for a number of occasions. The grapes are trodden by foot and are unfiltered, creating a ruby red Port which will match wonderfully with a range of cheeses or as an after dinner treat!
This Port is created using a range of vintages from Quinta Do Noval, all aged in oak casks for an average of 10 years. Fresh on the palate, with an intense flavour of fruit this is a very approachable port with a lot to offer.
The small but significant addition of Syrah to Novals othewise Portuguese varietal based Douro Red, gives an attractive rounding edge to its rusticity. This is abold but charming winem with good bottle age it is a veritable bargain. The Cedro comes from the Cedar tree which dominates the vista at the Noval Estate.
Less well known and certainly underrated, White Port is the perfect aperitif. The 10 Year Old from Kopke actually has an average ageing length of 15 years, but is categorized as a 10 year old as there is no 15 year old category! Why not try this in one of the drinks of the summer - White Port and tonic, with plenty of ice and a sprig of mint, very refreshing!
Taylor’s family made a premium 10 year old Tawny Port. This style of Port is fully matured in oak barrels (630 litres each) and is a mix of vintages with at least 10 years of barrel ageing.
The Port is aged in Oporto cellars. During the ageing process, the wine develops the characteristic amber ‘tawny’ colour as well as the complex, delicate flavours and the smooth, luscious palate.
Used as a mark of quality, the depiction of the six grapes on this bottle assures the buyer that this is an elegant Port with a great deal of finesse. Having won numerous medals and accolades over the last two decades, this has been compared to Grahams Vintage Ports with a younger and more vibrant style. Grahams describe this as "An everyday Port for the Vintage Port drinker".
Single Quinta ports are made using grapes from a single vineyard, and are designed to drink much younger than standard vintage ports - as soon as 10 years after bottling. Generally produced in years where the grapes are not deemed suitable for top vintages, single Quinta ports are becoming more popular, and it has been said they may have the potential to rival vintage ports in …
In 2002 Fonseca created Terra Prima, the first port to be made entirely using organic grapes. Full of dark fruits on the nose, intense flavours and just the right amount of acidity on the palate, this is a great port that would perfectly finish off a decadent meal. This received a Commendation in the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards!
Having done all of its ageing in the cask, Fonseca Bin 27 is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled. The characteristics are similar to those of a vintage Port, at a fraction of the cost. Flavours of intense rich fruit are prominent, combined with a delicate touch of spice on the finish, delicious.
When it comes to the production, this could be considered as a relatively simple Port. This however doesnt mean it is any less enjoyable to drink! Aged for only 2 years in oak casks and steel vats, this can be compared to a Late Bottle Vintage Port. It is incredibly easy to drink and when paired with dark chocolate is a real treat indeed.
Being a Late Bottle Vintage Port, this 2012 from Quinta Do Noval is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled - making it perfect for a number of occasions. The grapes are trodden by foot and are unfiltered, creating a ruby red Port which will match wonderfully with a range of cheeses or as an after dinner treat!