Quinta da Romaneira Fine Ruby Port
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Made 100% with grapes from vines classified “A” quality from Quinta da Romaneira, located in the heart of the Douro Valley.
- Unusually high quality for a straight “ruby.”
Varietal Composition: Field blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca
Elaboration: The grapes were trodden by foot and vinified in stainless steel “lagares” with temperature control between 77°F and 83°F. Aged in large wooden barrels of neutral oak.
Tasting Notes: Vivacious ruby color. Intense aroma of red fruits and woodland flowers. In the mouth it is elegant and balanced, velvety with an agreeable and persistent finish.
The 1,100 acre spread of Quinta da Romaneira is widely considered one of the Douro Valley’s most breathtaking estates. The winery began producing port in 1872, but was not legally allowed to bottle under its own name until 1986 when DO changes gave single quintas the authority to do so.
Christian Seely purchased Romaneira in 2004 with plans to put the winery shoulder to shoulder with the Douro’s top names in terms of reputation and quality. Seely and winemaker Antonio Agrellos understand what such ambition means – They are the dynamic duo behind the much celebrated rebirth of another great property, Quinta do Noval (which sits literally next door), which they’ve operated for the past twenty years.
The entire Romaneira vineyard estate is classified “A” (the highest mark that can be obtained in the Douro) and the house focuses almost completely on unfortified dry wines and vintage style port.