Quinta do Retiro Novo 2004 (Wooden Case) (6 Bottle Case)
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This single Quinta Port is produced from the excellent Quinta do Retiro Novo property, and offers a fantastic insight into the quality and style of Krohn's estate. Single Quinta Ports are typically made in good vintages, 'though not the best, as grapes from the very best years are typically used for a house's 'classic' Vintage Port instead. Single Quintas offer a more approachable, earlier drinking style to classic Vintage Ports, at a more attractive price point. This should have the potential to age for 25 years or more.
Wiese & Krohn's estate Quinta do Retiro Novo is located in Sarzedinho, a small village in the Rio Torto valley. Quality is determined by the grape varieties, by the age of the vines, their method of training and the density of planting. All these factors are officially converted into points, the sum of which determines the final classification of the property. Here, this sum exceeds 1200 points, ensuring it belongs to a select group of "Class A" properties. Summer was hot in 2004 followed by a wet September but finally more sun pushed up sugar levels before harvest. After harvest, old lagares (open granite tanks about 75cm high) are still used to make the best Ports with traditional foot treading of the grapes without any mechanical crushing. This Port was aged for a couple of years in wood and several years in bottle before release. It has the potential to age for around 25 years or more.
Full-bodied and loaded with fruit, this single quinta Port has layers of black cherry, dark bramble fruits, grippy tannins and vibrant acidity. 2004 is widely regarded as a fine vintage for Single Quinta Ports.
An unfiltered Port, so decant, and serve with well-matured blue cheese.
Please note that all case deals can take between 7-10 days for delivery.
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barocca
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes