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Quinta de la Rosa 10 Year Old Tonel 12 Tawny Port (NV) 500ml

Quinta De La Rosa

TASTING NOTES

All our ports are made in the ‘house style’ namely slightly drier without any cloying sweetness that can be associated with some other ports. We also work hard making sure the brandy is well integrated. As with our wines, we search for harmony and equilibrium from our vineyards and we try to enable the grapes to express themselves in the bottle. The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction and tannin. Tawny Ports, by their nature are slightly oxidized in style, this means they can be kept open longer than Vintage ports. This Port can be left open for a few weeks when stored in a cool place with a vacuvin or cork.

It is a rich and elegant blend with wonderful aromas exuding the heat of the Douro. On the palate it is complex with powerful dried fruit, figs, honey and almonds with a long pleasing finish. It should be consumed within 2 to 3 years of bottling.

PRODUCTION NOTES

The Port is made each year in the traditional manner, trodden in granite lagares from grapes grown at Quinta de la Rosa. Each year we keep back a small quantity of our best ports LBV quality and above. It is from these stocks that we blend our Tonel 12. This blending occurs on a regular basis to ensure that stocks are always fresh. For many years, before 1988, when they started selling port under the La Rosa brand, the Bergqvist family used to go down to 'Tonel 12' (a large 25 pipe barrel kept in the lodge under the house) and fill their decanter full of delicious ten year old tawny direct from the barrel. To this day they still refer to Tonel 12, instead of ten year old tawny, and decided to keep the name on the label.

QUALITY & ENVIRONMENT

We practice a sustainable agricultural regime being part of ADVID & SATIVA.  We don’t use genetically modified organisms nor do we use animal products so vegetarians can drink our wines.  We recycle where possible and are HACCP & BRC rated.

MATURATION & BOTTLING

The port is stored in small (550 litre) oak casks or "pipes" and it is from this selection of fine old ports that we blend our Tonel 12, this blending occurs on a regular basis to ensure that stocks are always fresh. Unlike most port shippers, all products are stored and bottled in the Douro (at La Rosa and not Porto), allowing full traceability and ensuring quality from grape to bottle. Sales of this very popular port sometimes have to be limited if demands exceeds supply.

Producer Quinta de la Rosa

Category Wine - Fortified - Port

Grapes Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Roriz

Geography Douro, Portugal

Appellation Porto

Alcohol by volume 19.5%

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