Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port

Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2005


  • 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.

Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional (50%), Touriga Francesa (30%) and Tinto Cão (20%)

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: A powerful wild aromatic nose, deep concentrated fruit, and a powerful, yet fine tannin structure make this a remarkable Vintage Port, a true expression of the Quinta da Romaneira terroir. Will age for decades, but also hugely enjoyable in its youth while the flamboyant young fruit expresses the generous vigor of a great young Vintage Port.


2005 – 92 Wine Advocate | 92 Wine Enthusiast


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.

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