Quinta do Retiro Novo Vintage
/ Douro Valley Porto
Wiese & Krohn's estate Quinta do Retiro Novo is located in Sarzedinho, a very small village in the Rio Torto valley. In this area the nature of the soil where the vines are growing, the altitude, the locality, the (low) productivity and the slope of the vineyards are particularly favorable to the production of quality Ports. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. Single Quinta Vintage is a blend of ports from a single vineyard. Aged for 2 years in seasoned oak vats before bottling, this wine will continue to age in bottle for decades.
Dark purple, almost black in color. Dark cherry and blueberry on the nose. Medium to full bodied with medium tannins. Loaded with woodland fruit, spice and cherry flavors. Very attractive and a promising finish.
Walnuts and various cheeses such as Stilton and Dorset Blue Vinny. Also dried fruits such as apricots or figs.
points of distinction
- All grapes are grown on Quinta do Retiro Novo in Sarzedinho
about the grape +
Used to make Port wines, this high yielding grape has very high sugar content, which makes wines with pronounced floral character, good structure and firm, ripe tannins.
This grape has blackberry, game and meaty aromas, and contributes longevity and exceptional elegance to the blend of Port wines.
Tinta Roriz produces deep-colored grapes of moderate acidity which make bold wines with firm tannins, excellent complexity and distinctive resin-like fragrance.
This grape has high tannins and is very aromatic; it lends structure and balance to Port wines. It shows intense fresh red fruit, earth and flower aromas, and is very fruity on the palate.
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.
– David Guimaraens, Winemaker
“My team and I strive to bring the very best performance out of our vineyards by careful nurturing of the vines, combined with the very best winemaking techniques available.”