Quinta da Côrte

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Late Bottle Vintage, Porto – 2015

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Soil: Terraced vineyards with Schist soil
  • Vintage Report

    • After a hot, dry spring with several heatwaves, summer started hot and dry as well. The weather conditions in spring resulted in the vegetative cycle being slightly advanced. The Quinta da Côrte harvest began on 21 September.

  • Vinification

    • Vinified in open vats with punching-down done by foot; aging in wooden casks.

    • Aging: Old wooden foudre of 6,000 liters
    • Bottled: April 17, 2019
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: A mix of varieties from plots of old vines in the Quinta da Côrte domain. Several indigenous varieties grow side by side on the same plot, including Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cao, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca
    • Alcohol: 19.6%
    • p H: 3.6 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 10-20 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • A deep ruby red in color, this LBV immediately reveals aromas of fresh black fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant, followed by cherries, and displays a fine maturity. The palate develops complex flavors, amongst which cocoa and mint stand out. Meaty, very well balanced and with great length, it builds on a finely formed structure with elegance and superb volume. The full, fruity finish, lightly mentholated, adds great coherence to the whole.

    • Serving Suggestions: Goes wonderfully well with sheep’s milk cheese and all kinds of dark chocolate or red fruit desserts.

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  • Quinta da Côrte Late Bottle Vintage, Porto – 2015 – The Wine Advocate – 90 Points

    Powerful and intense, this opens up with concentrated, slightly jammy fruit supported by a serious backbone. The fruit is rich and expressive.

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