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Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port 2017

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    750ML / 20% ABV
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      750ML / 20% ABV

      Winemaker Notes

      This port has enormous concentration of color with great aromatic complexity: blackberry, blackcurrant, and a hint of mint flavors. On the palate, it is very full bodied with enveloping, mature, ripe tannins and grip, so that it will age well.

      Critical Acclaim

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      WS 95
      Wine Spectator
      Very floral in profile, with violet and lilac accents leading off, followed by a decidedly red-fruit spectrum of raspberry, cherry and red currant coulis flavors that race throughout. Has grip, but this is more reliant on acidity, showing a nearly piercing feel as the tightly focused finish zips along, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Delightfully idiosyncratic. Best from 2033 through 2050.
      RP 95
      Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
      The 2017 Vintage Port was bottled a few weeks before tasting after spending 18 months in used tonels. It is a field blend, mostly Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, coming in with 98 grams per liter of residual sugar. Wonderfully aromatic and filled with flavor, this got plenty of aeration and didn't blink even a little. It was still vibrant and expressive. Aeration only made it more tannic. It is also delicious. This is potentially a great Port, and it seems like the best I've seen from La Rosa. This is sort of approachable in the near future, but it really needs (at least) a decade of cellaring. It has a lot of muscle and should age well.
      WE 95
      Wine Enthusiast
      This is a rounded Port, showing layers of black fruits, ripe tannins and spice. At the same time, it does have a solid structure that will allow it to age. The acidity comes through at the end. Drink from 2028.
      D 94
      Decanter
      From a hot, dry, generally declared year this wine has really flowered beautifully in bottle: deep in colour, restrained but with a lovely floral scent emerging in the glass, there is dark chocolate intensity here with fresh brambly fruit and ripe, gravelly tannins. Not a heavyweight but wonderful overall balance expressed on a long, lithe finish.
      JS 93
      James Suckling
      Love the aromas of crushed blackberries, blueberries, slate and lavender that follow through to a full body, with firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows structure and length. Dry finish. Shows structure for the future. Try drinking after 2022.
      W&S 91
      Wine & Spirits
      From a vineyard on the north bank of the Douro, near Pinhão, La Rosa shows the arid 2017 vintage in scents of schist dust and prunes. There’s youthful stemminess in the tannins that will mellow with time; there’s also plenty of velvety fruit and crushed-rock minerality that will sustain it as it ages.
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      Quinta de la Rosa was one of the pioneers of making and selling table wines and olive oil in addition to port directly from the estate. These products are produced, matured and bottled on the Quinta and not in Vila Nova da Gaia as is the case with other shippers. It can be argued that this helps give our ports a dry and stylish nutty flavour. A combination of the best of the old with the new, treading in granite lagares and using stainless steel and temperature controlled technology, together with careful handling of natural materials (such as oak casks for the table wine and large old tonels for the port), ensures that wines of the highest quality are made. As everything is grown, made and bottled on the estate, Quinta de la Rosa is one of the few true "Single Quintas"; it is not a second brand used by most large shippers for their "off Vintage" port years.

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      The home of Port—perhaps the most internationally acclaimed beverage—the Douro region of Portugal is one of the world’s oldest delimited wine regions, established in 1756. The vineyards of the Douro, set on the slopes surrounding the Douro River (known as the Duero in Spain), are incredibly steep, necessitating the use of terracing and thus, manual vineyard management as well as harvesting. The Douro's best sites, rare outcroppings of Cambrian schist, are reserved for vineyards that yield high quality Port.

      While more than 100 indigenous varieties are approved for wine production in the Douro, there are five primary grapes that make up most Port and the region's excellent, though less known, red table wines. Touriga Nacional is the finest of these, prized for its deep color, tannins and floral aromatics. Tinta Roriz (Spain's Tempranillo) adds bright acidity and red fruit flavors. Touriga Franca shows great persistence of fruit and Tinta Barroca helps round out the blend with its supple texture. Tinta Cão, a fine but low-yielding variety, is now rarely planted but still highly valued for its ability to produce excellent, complex wines.

      White wines, generally crisp, mineral-driven blends of Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina and an assortment of other rare but local varieties, are produced in small quantities but worth noting.

      With hot summers and cool, wet winters, the Duoro has a maritime climate.

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      Port is a sweet, fortified wine with numerous styles: Ruby, Tawny, Vintage, Late Bottled Vintage (LBV), White, Colheita, and a few unusual others. It is blended from from the most important red grapes of the Douro Valley, based primarily on Touriga Nacional with over 80 other varieties approved for use. Most Ports are best served slightly chilled at around 55-65°F.

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