Origin: Douro Valley, Portugal
Varietal: Traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca with some Sousão from the older dry stone terraced vineyards at La Rosa.
The Vintage will age well for many decades but can be appreciated when young. Drink as a digestif with cheese, chocolates or on its own. Remember to decant the port after it has thrown a deposit. This will happen after it has been in bottle a few years.
The exceptional climatic conditions in 2017 resulted in a very rapid and precocious vintage. It was a year when the harvest started and finished earlier than ever before in the Douro. Our grapes managed to cope with the incredible summer heat and were transformed into wonderfully sweet, perfumed fruit.
The Quinta de la Rosa Vintage 2017 is a wine with enormous concentration where you can immediately appreciate its deep violet colour and its great aromatic intensity. Very complex, its aromas and flavours are dominated by a dark berry fruit and exuberance with floral elements and on the palate a dense intensity of flavours without losing any of its energy and freshness. Well structured like any great declared Vintage port that will guarantee its evolution and development over many decades but, at the same time, it is so seductive and full bodied that it is difficult to resist from drinking it immediately.