Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Porto

Taylor Fladgate

Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Porto play

Region: Portugal / Douro Valley Porto

Quinta de Vargellas, celebrated as one of the top 100 vineyards in the world, has been part of the Taylor Fladgate estate for more than a century. It has the highest percentage of old vines of any quinta in the Douro, with 60% over 75 years old. For Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Porto, grapes are harvested from the oldest plot of the vineyard, which yields a Vinha Velha (old vine) intensity. All grapes undergo the traditional foot treading method, ensuring their fullest expression. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. Following two years in wood, the wines are bottled unfiltered and will continue maturing for decades. Due to low yields from the old vines, production is extremely limited.

98 Points

Wine & Spirits

2011 vintage
96 Points

Wine Spectator

2011 vintage
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tasting note

Taylor Fladgate vintage Portos are renowned for their masculine, robust style. This wine shows powerful black fruit aromas and flavors and a firm tannic structure that will allow it to develop for decades in the bottle.

food pairing

Most often served after a meal, alone or with cheese, nuts, dried fruits or dark chocolate.

points of distinction

  • A single-quinta vintage Porto from the oldest vines in one of the most revered vineyards in the world: Quinta de Vargellas
  • Taylor Fladgate vintage Porto is one of the most collectible, ageworthy Portos available.
  • 100% foot-trodden
  • Will develop for decades in the bottle
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“Traditional foot treading provides a clear quality edge, providing just the right level of extraction. Our policy of co-fermenting the traditional grape varieties is also key to producing balanced and complex wines.”

– David Guimaraens, Winemaker

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