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QUNITA DE LA ROSA VINTAGE PORT 1994 QUNITA DE LA ROSA VINTAGE PORT 1994

1994 was a great vintage for Port, with a slow and long ripening period to add a great deal of complexity to the wine. This example of vintage Port, from Qunita de la Rosa, is a wine of concentration and complexity but with great restraint as one can always expect from la Rosa. The wine is now entering its drinking "window" and will give great pleasure from now until 2030 at least.


VINEYARD
La Rosa is a family-owned and run Quinta near Pinhão - a prime Port-producing area in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro in northern Portugal. La Rosa has always produced fantastic Ports.

Broadly the Douro region is formed of schistous rock and it produces the unique characteristics of Port wine. Generally, the vines are trained double guyot on the terraces but cordon unilateral (or single guyot) for 'vinha ao alto'. All the vines are grafted onto American rootstock.

A high proportion of the blend for the vintage wines comes from Vale do Inferno, found at the end of the property. It was planted by the owner's great Grandfather before the First World War and boasts some of the highest dry stone walls in the Douro.

GRAPE VARIETIES
Traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz.

VINIFICATION
1994, following as it did the very wet and cold conditions of 1993, of which few Quintas wish to be reminded, the vines had plenty of reserve to call upon. Weather patterns at the Quinta during 1994 gave a cold winter and spring with sprinklings of snow often noted on the nearby hills.

Bunches, when formed, took a long time to mature evenly and when the Quinta started harvesting on September 22nd la Rosa were as usual careful to choose the most forward vineyards for immediate picking to ensure the highest sugar content. This attention to detail has paid off.

The more complex lots of 2003 were kept in wooden oak 25 pipe tonels before being blended. The port was bottled in April 2005.

TASTING NOTE
The la Rosa 1994 Vintage Port is more delicate and subtle than say the muscular 1992, and though likely to last as long, will come forward for drinking sooner. It has intense colour and is a nicely elegant and complex wine which will cellar well.

It has firm and full fruit with a solid structure, but various layers of flavours making it a complex port. It will drink well from 2005 to 2030.

CLOSURE:    Cork

ALCOHOL:    19.6% (14.7 units per bottle)




Per Bottle 68.99

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