/ Douro Valley Porto
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
The fruit for Croft Fine Ruby Porto 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. Croft Fine Ruby is a blend of young wines matured in neutral oak casks for an average of three years before bottling.
Wine SpectatorN/A vintage
Ultimate Wine ChallengeN/A vintage
An intense, deep ruby color, this wine offers black fruit aromas, full body and a bright blueberry, blackberry and black cherry flavor. Made to be enjoyed immediately.
Pair with chocolate or fruit desserts.
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
ACIDITY: 3.67 g/l
AGING: 3 years in neutral oak
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 97.4 g/l
points of distinction
- A high-quality ruby Porto made from wines aged for an average of three years for increased complexity
- One of few wines that pairs beautifully with chocolate!
about the grape +
Touriga Nacional produces wine with finesse, body and warmth that is dark, concentrated, massively tannic and aromatic. It ages to show the complex aromas typically found in mature vintage port.
– Natasha Robertson Bridge, Chief Blender
“Croft is defined by an abundance of rich, plump fruit with a delicious exotic quality and a distinctive herbaceous, spicy character.”