Quinta da Côrte

Duoro,

10 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto

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  • Introduction

    • A Quinta da Côrte Port is prepared like a grand cru: it requires precise standards, determination and know-how. Vinified in granite vats known as lagares, in keeping with the centuries-old tradition of the Douro valley, the Quinta da Côrte Ports are the most perfect expression of the schist terroir of the Quinta da Côrte, and tasting them provides an exceptional experience.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Soil: Terraced vineyards with Schist soil
  • Vinification

    • Very traditional, in granite vats called lagares. Pressing is done by foot, which enables the content of the grapes to be extracted in a very gentle and controlled way.

    • Aging: In casks (“Pipas”) of 600 litres
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: A field blend of old vines (Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela)
    • Vintage Composition: A blend of wines with an average of 10 years of age
    • Alcohol: 20%
    • p H: 3.5 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 10+ years
  • Tasting Notes

    • A rich amber color with pale mahogany highlights, right from the outset this 10-year-old Tawny releases a superb aromatic palate, starting with notes of almond, walnut, fig, dried fruits, currants and orange confit before developing notes of wood and resin. In the mouth it shows the same complexity, overlaid on a rich, deep, concentrated structure which is sustained by a wonderful acidity. It then develops with great vigour and integrity towards a finish of exceptional length which leaves very elegant flavors in the mouth.

    • Serving Suggestions: Ready to drink, it goes beautifully with lobster in sauce, a scampi risotto or with fresh goat’s cheese, walnut pie or with a chocolate praline dessert.

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  • Quinta da Côrte 10 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto — NV – Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points

    From old, field blend vineyards, this Port has a fine nutty character. It shares that with red fruits, gentle spice and a fine balance between sweetness and a drier core. This wine, rich and with toffee flavors.

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