430th Anniversary Reserve Ruby

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Croft

430th Anniversary Reserve Ruby

Region: Portugal / Douro Valley Porto
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca

The fruit for this Limited Edition Reserve Ruby is sourced in the traditional way, from the highest­ quality individual growers in the Douro Valley, where the varying altitude and aspect of the vineyards creates the potential for a complex wine of great character. In the winery, the newly developed, robotic “Port Toes” technology for treading allows the winery to maximize the quality of the fruit by imitating the traditional action of human feet and avoiding damage to the bitter grape seeds. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. This vintage ­character Porto is blended from wines aged for three to four years in neutral oak vats to achieve greater complexity than in younger wines.

tasting note

The nose opens with a fine crisp fruitiness, black cherry, blackberry and cassis, and aromas of fresh plum. Delicate floral notes of rose petal and violets emerge to provide elegance and complexity. The palate is crammed with intense berry fruit and finishes with luscious flavors of strawberry and cherry.

food pairing

Can be enjoyed on its own after a meal, or paired with dark chocolate, fruit­ based desserts or a rich cheese plate. Made to be enjoyed immediately

technical data

GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
APPELLATION: Douro
PH: 3.70
ACIDITY: 3.70 g/l
ABV: 20%
AGING: Aged an average of 3 to 4 years in large, conditioned French oak vats.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 102 g/l

points of distinction

  • Limited Edition to Celebrate the House's 430th Anniversary
  • Unique bottle shape with distinctive outer tube
  • A vintage-character Porto blended from wines aged three to four years
  • vineyard details +
  • about the grape +
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“Croft is defined by an abundance of rich, plump fruit with a delicious exotic quality and a distinctive herbaceous, spicy character.”

– Natasha Robertson Bridge, Chief Blender

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