Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage 2004 37.5cl Port Wine
The 2004 harvest followed an extraordinary viticultural year: October and November 2003 were very wet followed by an extremely dry start to 2004. Just 147mm of rain, half the ten-year average, fell in Pinhão from January to the end of April. August then saw the highest rainfall for many years, accompanied by relatively low temperatures. As a result ripening slowed dramatically. September started with unsettled weather that could have caused considerable damage to the grapes. Harvesting began 10 days later than usual. There then followed 25 days of sunshine with temperatures around 30ºC every day. No rain fell during the harvest. On the 9th and 10th of October the weather finally broke, but by then most of the grapes were all safely in the wineries.
Quinta dos Malvedos is situated on the north bank of the Douro River, a short distance from the mouth of the river Tua, between Pinhão and the Valeira dam. Located in the Upper Douro region, the vineyards at Quinta dos Malvedos are mostly south facing ensuring prolonged solar exposure and excellent ripening of the grapes despite localised microclimates created by the natural undulations of the valley. Height above sea level in the Quinta varies from 130m to 350m, with a 15-year annual average rainfall of 606mm. The vineyard produces rich and complex full-bodied wines with floral characteristics of eucalyptus and mint, and soft violet overtones when young. Malvedos Vintage Ports are bottled and aged in Graham’s cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and not released until ready to enjoy, around ten years after harvest.
Graham's Vintage Double Magnum 2007 is a Port wine made by using traditional methods. It is a wine that has aged for 18 months in oak barrels and was bottled in Mayof 2009 without any filtration or clarification. In this edition you have the opportunity of enjoying this wine in a family environment, since it is a bottle that allows several people to taste it.
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage 1995 is a Port meticulously selected by the winemaker Peter Symington. mFrom 385 production barrels at this farm, this Winemaker have chosen only 52 barrels to bottle as Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port. With an edition of 4, 5Lt (6 bottles) you can enjoy this wine in the company of the ones you care the most.
This is a Vintage Port for early consumption, a wine full of blackberry aromas and a floral touch; a second, very intense Fonseca's wine. A good alternative that you will wish to find out for yourself. Bottled in 2000