Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2016
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This unfiltered, single-quinta, Vintage Port was made from high quality, estate grapes from Quinta da Romaneira.
- The grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in traditional granite ‘lagares’, where an intense maceration in order to obtain the best possible extraction is fundamental for a good final result.
- 2016 was a perfect combination of hot days and cold nights. These extreme climatic conditions produces a wine of excellent quality
Varietal Composition: 70% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinto Cao
Elaboration: 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 Port.
Tasting Notes: This wine is fresh and balanced with vibrant and intense fruit, and aromatically very expressive. The Quinta da Romaneira 2016 Vintage Port has a powerful tannic structure which promises a very good and long aging potential
2016 – 90 Vinous, 93 James Suckling, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 94 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.