Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years.
Produced only with grapes from Fonsecas three farms – Quinta de Santo António, Quinta do Cruzeiro and Quinta do Panascal from a single harvest in a particular year. The grapes are trodden by foot in stone wine mills.
Port with a deep red brick colour (similar to Burgundy red).
With a brownish rim. It possesses a bouquet that is attractive, rich and spicy with ripe raisins, caramel and resin.
Port Wine with a lovely weight and balance and strong raisins, caramel and spicy flavours.
It has a good depth and a lot of persistence in the finish.
The rainfall from October to March was of 40 cm, an amount slightly above average.
Spring was very dry and was followed by rain in May and June.
From July to October 1970 there was almost no rain and the harvest took place in ideal conditions.
The harvest began on 21 September.
The clusters were in perfect conditions and completely disease free.
Sunny days and cool nights resulted in musts with tremendous colour depth, but that took a lot of work.
The yields were high.
Croft 2009 Vintage Port
This Vintage Port was created in 2009, which will be remembered as a year of low yields, due, in part, to the small amount of fruit and the effects of a very dry ripening season.
The ripening season started with relatively cold weather that remained so until July.
However, August was intensely hot.
An early harvest granted wines a good acid balance and avoided over-ripening.
Dow’s Quinta Sra. Da Ribeira Vintage 2012 is a wine with violet aromas that come from Touriga Franca vineyards, having reached the perfect ripeness in the year of its production. In this wine is still possible to find complex and seductive aromas of blackberry and currant, making it a fragrant and fruity wine. All these flavours and aromas in a 4,5Lt (6 bottles) Edition that you won't want want to miss.