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Warre's Vintage Vin de Dessert Porto Portugal Vintage Symington Family Estates Vinhos Lda Porto 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

DESCRIPTION The winter leading up to the 2003 declaration was very wet with double the normal rainfall from November through to February. Average temperatures throughout the year were higher than normal. A mild Winter and a warm Spring gave rise to an early budburst in mid March, excellent flowering conditions and continued hot weather were of great benefit to the development of the bunches, and some most welcome rain refreshed the vineyards in July. Further intense heat enveloped the Douro region in August and the month finished with a little rain, to conclude a superb meteorological year. The grapes ripened early, but under ideal conditions, and the grapes entering the robotic lagares were clearly destined for great wines. The vintage started at Cavadinha on October 3rd. This is about two weeks later than our other Quintas and is explained by the fact that Cavadinha is at a higher altitude and is a later ripening vineyard that benefits from this extra period of maturation. The six new stainless steel robotic lagares produced a very high standard of wine and some of our very best lots were produced at Cavadinha. OUR VINTAGE PORT EXPERT'S RECOMMENDATION This young wine should be allowed to age in its own bottle for at least 15 to 20 years from the time it is bottled to achieve its optimum maturity. For those who prefer to drink their Vintage Port young, 4 to 5 years are sufficient.

Region: Portugal » Oporto

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Winery: Warre's
Color: Red
Variety: Port
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Warre’s has been leading the Port trade since it was established as the first British Port House in 1670. A pioneer of a great tradition with over 300 years of history, Warre’s legacy is built on the superb quality of Warre’s Vintage Ports and on an unwavering commitment to quality and successful innovation. These characteristics are reflected in wines like Warre’s Warrior, the oldest mark of P... Read more
Warre’s has been leading the Port trade since it was established as the first British Port House in 1670. A pioneer of a great tradition with over 300 years of history, Warre’s legacy is built on the superb quality of Warre’s Vintage Ports and on an unwavering commitment to quality and successful innovation. These characteristics are reflected in wines like Warre’s Warrior, the oldest mark of Port in the world now with a radically redesigned new look, and Warre’s Otima, an award-winning 10 Year-Old Tawny Port in chic, ultra-modern packaging. Warre's significant contribution to the Port trade is celebrated on this site, together with information on all of Warre’s premium Ports, the latest reviews and awards, and more. Read less

External Reviews for Warre's Vintage Vin de Dessert Porto Portugal Vintage Symington Family Estates Vinhos Lda Porto

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 2003 - Warre's 1/2 - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 375 ml.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Port wine- 2003 - Warre's 1/2 - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 375 ml.



DESCRIPTION The winter leading up to the 2003 declaration was very wet with double the normal rainfall from November through to February. Average temperatures throughout the year were higher than normal. A mild Winter and a warm Spring gave rise to an early budburst in mid March, excellent flowering conditions and continued hot weather were of great benefit to the development of the bunches, and some most welcome rain refreshed the vineyards in July. Further intense heat enveloped the Douro region in August and the month finished with a little rain, to conclude a superb meteorological year. The grapes ripened early, but under ideal conditions, and the grapes entering the robotic lagares were clearly destined for great wines. The vintage started at Cavadinha on October 3rd. This is about two weeks later than our other Quintas and is explained by the fact that Cavadinha is at a higher altitude and is a later ripening vineyard that benefits from this extra period of maturation. The six new stainless steel robotic lagares produced a very high standard of wine and some of our very best lots were produced at Cavadinha. OUR VINTAGE PORT EXPERT'S RECOMMENDATION This young wine should be allowed to age in its own bottle for at least 15 to 20 years from the time it is bottled to achieve its optimum maturity. For those who prefer to drink their Vintage Port young, 4 to 5 years are sufficient.

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