Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2015
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A vintage Port is the most expensive and prestigious member of the Port family. A vintage is declared when the quality and quantity of the available fruit align, as they did with the Quinta da Romaneira 15 Vintage Port!
- Intense, lively, fresh and seductive fruit. Extremely elegant and harmonious wine. Reveals intense and complex aromas. Pleasant, delicate, with balanced tannins and high persistence.
Varietal Composition: 70% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinto Cao
Elaboration: The grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in traditional granite lagares with temperature control at 28°, where a disciplined and intense treading is fundamental for a good final result.
This wine aged 20 months in wooden barrels in the cellars of the Quinta before bottling. It should age in bottle for 8 to 15 years before attaining the complexity and bouquet characteristic of a Vintage.
Tasting Notes: Excellent deep purple-ruby colour. Superb aromatic personality with abundant spice and wild Douro flowers notes, fig, mint, black plum and dark chocolate flavours that explode in the mouth. Sweet, full-bodied with a great round tannic structure and balance that ends in a very long and lingering finish.
2015 – 94 James Suckling | 93 Wine Spectator | 92 Wine Enthusiast | 91-93 Wine Advocate
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.