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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz 2002
Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz 2002
(search item no. 75208)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Portugal isn't just famous for its Ports any more, and this top pick, an amazingly good value, will show you why! Deep red color with purple tints. On the nose excellent plummy fruit aromas with hints of ceddar wood and floral scents. The palate is smooth, with elegant floral flavours and good acidity. The wine has plenty of tannins and structure, ensuring excellent bottle age potential.

Vinification took place at Quinta do Sol where the Symington family have their modern vinification centre. The grapes are rigorously selected by bunch, entirely de-stalked and lightly crushed, before transfer to the fermentation tank where they are inoculated with selected yeast. The fermentation took place with temperature control at between 26º and 27ºC and using the pumping over system.

Following the malolactic fermentation the wine was aged for one year in new French oak casks after which it was bottled. This was followed by some months in bottle for the wine to "settle" before release.

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About Quinta de Roriz:

Quinta de Roriz is one of the oldest and finest estates in the Douro and has been owned by the van Zeller family since 1815. Historical records show that Roriz was the very first Quinta Port to be exported and the first Quinta to establish an international reputation for the quality of its wines. During much of the 19th Century, Roriz was considered one of the greatest of Vintage Ports, and it is intended to re-establish this standing in the 21st Century.