2020 Vintage Port Quinta de la Rosa
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Origin: Douro Valley, Portugal
Blend: 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.
A mild, dry winter was followed by an equally dry spring. Fortunately, 2019 saw a return to higher yields than in recent year as there was optimal weather during the flowering period. In spite of the heatwaves seen across much of Europe in July, the Douro experienced a relatively cool yet dry summer with near ideal conditions, including perfectly timed rainfall on 25 August to refresh the vineyards. Shortly thereafter, a short stint of unseasonably hot weather challenged the vines in their final maturation phase leading to a slightly longer vintage than is customary
Brilliant, deep concentrated purple in colour. Initial aromas of rose petals, crushed grape skin and graphite belies this wine’s gripping and exciting wild side, though it is counterbalanced by seductive sweeter aromas of red plums and ripe raspberries. Despite being a rich and opulent wine, La Rosa’s elegant and fresh house style shines through giving it excellent poise. Like all vintage ports its complexity and big structure means that this will continue to develop in bottle over the next couple of decades. ly.