CROFT QUINTA da ROEDA VINTAGE PORT

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Winery notes (1995 Vintage)
"The Winter of 1994/5 was characterised by fairly heavy rainfall, but the temperatures were higher than normal and no cold weather was experienced. February was a dry month and the early Spring was unseasonably hot. Cold weather came at the end of April and there was severe frost damage in the higher regions of the Douro. Conditions however for flowering in May were near perfect. The two outstanding features of the 1995 vintage were the exceptionally high sugar readings and the super abundant crop. Colour extraction was excellent and the ‘lagares’ took plenty of work.

Deep brown-black, with narrow brick brown rim. Ripe and mature fruit on the nose. Quite finely constituted and complex. Chocolate, butterscotch, prunes and cedar notes – quite exotic. Rounded, luscious, but with good tannic structure. Ripe, chocolatey, fudge flavours. Some jammy fruit, but only on the finish."
Winery notes (2004 Vintage)
"​The 2003/2004 winter was very dry, having only rained 1/3 of the quantity registered the previous winter. The lack of water during the early part of the growing season led to very little pressure from disease. The main concern in July was mainly one of doubting the vines capacity to ripen the grapes due to the drastic shortage of water. The vintage stood out for the perfect weather conditions for the whole period. The young Ports show good structure with very fresh berry fruit aromas, resulting from the cooler than normal ripening period.
         
Characteristic complexity of spices and clove aromas seduce the senses, with fat, ripe raisins, fresh fruity raspberry, gumcistus and violet undertones. A rich opulent wine with great tannic structure. Dark plums, blackberry jam, raspberry and spice flavours on the mouth; finishing with dark bitter chocolate that stays in the palate forever."
Winery notes (2008 Vintage)
"​The The 2008 winter was drier and colder than normal with only 258mm of rain falling at Pinhão between November and March. Fortunately, a wet April ensured the ground water reserves were sufficiently replenished. Flowering occurred under wet and cold conditions and as a result poor set affected all grape varieties, resulting in lower yields, but with great concentration of flavour. The temperatures for the 2008 growing season were remarkably similar to 2007, with lower than average temperatures and a mild August. The final ripening of the grapes was greatly enhanced with rain falling between the 4th and 7th September and a further downpour just before the vintage started. Facing south across the Douro River, Quinta da Roêda benefits from full exposure to the sun, resulting in a slightly earlier harvest date than most estates in the neighbouring Pinhão valley. A key characterisitic of the entire vintage was the ideal weather conditions, hot days combined with cold nights. This not only gave perfect weather for the final ripening of the grapes, but also for the fermentations. Fruit remained perfectly healthy until the end of the harvest.

Deep inky purple with narrow magenta rim. The nose is redolent of potent and heady gumcistus, eucalyptus and Mediterranean hillside scents enveloping a soft luscious core of rich jammy raspberry fruit. Subtle and fleeting hints of cedar, woodsmoke and coffee provide an additional layer of multi-dimensional complexity. This is an archetypal Roêda nose with its exotic resiny fragrances and opulent fruit. The palate is characteristically plump and round but firmly supported by solid perfectly integrated tannins. The long finish is propelled by a vigorous burst of sumptuous fruit restrained by an attractive tannic grip."

 


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