Quinta da Pedra Alta No 10 Ten Year Old Tawny Port 50cl
It is rare that a new port blows me away, but this did. All the delicacy and gentle tawny flavours (raisins, prunes, toffee, spice etc) but with a vibrant lift to it as well. Such a wonderfully balanced wine from this producer who bought the vineyards in 2018.
Situated above the Pinhão River, in Soutelinho-Favaios near Alijó in the highest part of the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro, sits Quinta da Pedra Alta winery. Two of the real strengths of the site are the variety of vineyard altitudes - from 230m to 550m - and the breadth of indigenous varieties planted across the 35-hectare estate. This allows the Pedra Alta team to produce a fantastic range of styles from fresh elegant whites, to richer Douro reds, as well as Ports, which includes an exciting modern interpretation of White Port, and a 10-year-old Tawny. The vineyards have a long history dating back to at least the late 18th-century and, although the area has always produced high quality fruit for ports, it was only when purchased in July 2018 that the future of the estate began to strengthen. The intention now is working with esteemed winemaker João Pires to realise the full potential of this incredible piece of land.
Country: Portugal | Region: Douro Valley | Alcohol: 20% | Grapes: Port Varieties | Vegetarian | Vegan