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Quinta da Romaneira 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Cima Corgo, Douro

Awards

  • Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • Silver - International Wine Challenge 2011

Quinta da Romaneira

Quinta da Romaneira was bought in 2004 by a group of friends including Christian Seely, who is known for his experience running the renowned Quinta do Noval...

Since arriving in the Douro in the 1990s, it had been Christian‘s dream to own Quinta da Romaneira and restore the property to its former glory. The estate is situated in the Cima Corgo district, in the heart of the Douro Valley. The superb location, along two kilometres of the Douro River, provides ideal conditions for the production of high quality wines, both dry and fortified, from local varieties. All the vineyards for the reds are classified ‘A’ Grade; aromatic white varieties are grown at high altitude for Romaneira’s delicious dry white wine.

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Vineyards

There are 85 hectares of vineyard which have been replanted with the principal aim of producing dry wines and a small range of ports. The vineyards are planted mainly with noble Douro varieties and all 80 hectares of red grapes are planted on “A” grade Douro Schist terraces. Yields are typically very low, ranging from 20–25 hectolitres per hectare.

Vintage information

The 10 year old Tawny is a blend of wines with an average age of ten years. 

Vinification

Grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in stainless steel lagares, with temperature control at 28ºC. The wine was aged at the estate in large wooden barrels of at least 640 litres in size.  The old Tawnies spend their entire life in barrel until the moment of the final blend and are bottled on demand.

Tasting Notes

A blend of wines with an average age of 10 years in cask, the 10 year old has acquired the classic nutty, dried fruit, spicy characteristic of classic wood aged tawny Port while still retaining a freshness on the finish.  Balanced and elegant, it should be drunk slightly chilled.

Vintage information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties Touriga Nacional
Touriga Franca
Tinta Roriz
Tinto Cão
Region Cima Corgo, Douro
Winemaker António Agrellos
Alcohol (ABV) 19.5%
Acidity 4.6g/l
Residual Sugar 97.8g/l
Wine pH 3.48