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10 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT, Tonel 12, Quinta de la Rosa

Bin:  980

Alcohol percentage:  19.5%

Area:

Warm summers and the steep, granitic slopes of the Douro valley make for low yields and some of the ripest, most intense red grapes in the world. Add alcohol half way through fermentation and you get the lusciously sweet but serious and long-lived style of wine we all know as Port.
Quinta de la Rosa are located in the centre of the Alto Douro ‘A’ grade area, along the banks of the river, near Pinhão, where they have just over 50 hectares of vineyards.

Producer:

Quinta de la Rosa is run by the indomitable Sophia Bergqvist. The estate was given as a christening present to Sophia’s grandmother in 1906! It was a grape producer for larger houses when Sophia and her father Tim started production themselves.
The style has always been traditional, with foot-treading of the grapes for Port styles (they also make white, rosé and red wines). Their winemaker since 2002 has been the renowned Jorge Moreira.

Old Bridge rating:

A great example of wood-aged Port – this is aged for a minimum average of ten years in the barrel. Soft and gentle, but still vigorous and alive. The name is a historical reference to the particular barrel (Tonel 12) where the family used to keep their own preferred tawny ports for private consumption. Remarkable is how sweet it is analytically (around 100g of sugar per litre), but how clean and fresh it feels when drunk.

£22.50

£21.38 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£20.25 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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