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DOW’S VINTAGE PORT 2016 750 ML

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Size: 750 ML

Vintage: 2016

Country: Portugal

Region: Douro

Producer: Dow

Composition: Port Blend

Color: RED

Dessert: YES

Fortified: YES

$125.00

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Description

The principal part of the Dow’s 2016 Vintage Port is sourced from the Vinha dos Ecos vineyard, a gently rising slope behind the estate house at Bomfim. Planted in 1988, these mature Touriga Franca vines yielded a tiny 0.68 Kg/vine, half the 20-year average. From the adjoining Vale Botelhos vineyard, on traditional drystone terraces, Charles Symington chose Sousão grapes for the excellent colour and freshness which the fine acidity of this variety provides. The grapes from these two vineyards were fermented together in the modern lagar winery at Bomfim. These co-fermentations work very well, the characteristics of each variety amplifying the other’s finest qualities; the Sousão’s acidity matching the Franca’s floral aromas. A small component of very old mixed vines from the vineyard directly in front of the Bomfim house, yielding a minuscule 320g/vine, contributed added complexity and structure.

Wine Advocate - 94 10/10/2002
Wine Spectator - 93 05/15/2003

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