Quinta de la Rosa Port Blend Porto Vintage 2003
This port is made from traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz, from the older dry stone terraced vineyards at La Rosa. A high proportion of the blend come from Vale do Inferno, found at the end of the property. Great concentration of aromas which are both profound and slightly mysterious. The 2005 is a port without any weak points. It has excellent texture, complexity and equilibrium. Tannins of the highest quality give a wonderful length to this impressive port.
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Quinta de la Rosa Port Grape Varieties: Traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz. Production Notes: Quinta de la Rosas Ruby Port is unique in that it comes from A graded grapes all grown on the Quinta. Most other ruby blends come from further down the river nearer Regua where there is higher rainfall and most grapes are B to D quality so the resulting port tends to be less concentrated. Many customers told us that our ruby was 'too good to be called a ruby port' so we christened it with the name - Lote 601 - taken from lote or blending number we use for the ruby. Some of our ruby is still made in the traditional way - trodden in granite lagares. The Ruby is blended from our stocks of Port stored in large 'tonels' or vats to give a young, fruity, vibrant wine with an average age of 3-4 years. The blend will always have the same style from year to year. Unlike most port shippers, all products are stored and bottled in the Douro (at La Rosa and not Porto), allowing full traceability and ensuring quality from grape to bottle. Tasting notes: A Vintage Character style blended port of great quality and complexity. Showing beautiful deep ruby colour with plenty of forward fruit, full bodied with a long dry finish. The slight dry finish is typical of La Rosa's house style. Serving suggestion: This Port has been lightly filtered and does not require decanting, delicious with dessert or cheese.