Crusted Port 2006
Following tradition, Churchill’s Crusted Port is a Port of Vintage quality which is often blended from Vintage Port lots of two different years. It is aged in oak casks before being bottled and then matured in bottle for at least 3 years before being sold.
This Port Wine has a rich garnet colour with a violet hue. Fresh resinous notes on the aroma. Complex and elegant on the palate, combining cherry flavours with dark chocolate notes in a well balanced finish.
Old vines from our estates located in the cima corgo sub-region of the Douro Valley.
20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinto Cão, 20% Tinta Barroca.
Following tradition, Churchill’s Crusted Port is a Port of Vintage quality which is often blended from Vintage Port lots of two different years. It is aged in oak casks before being bottled and then matured in bottle for at least 3 years before being sold. The year on the label is the year of bottling. As Crusted Port is not fined or filtered before being bottled, it will continue to develop and mature in bottle like a Vintage Port, and will throw a thick natural sediment or “Crust”, hence the name “Crusted Port.”
This Crusted Port is now ready for drinking but will continue to improve for at least another ten years gaining in complexity like a Vintage Port. It should be stored lying down, and care needs to be taken not to disturb the “crust”.
Stand the bottle upright for a few hours before decanting. Best decanted at least two hours before serving. Serve at cellar temperature (12-15oC). Once opened, it will keep for up to 10 days. Avoid air and store at constant cellar temperature.
Crusted Port is delicious on its own after lunch or dinner; also excellent with plum pudding or strong cheeses such as Stilton and Camembert. Save the natural sediment or crust for seasoning meats and adding to sauces.
We practice sustainable agricultural methods certified by the SATIVA institute. Our ports are produced with only indigenous-yeast fermentation. Our wines do not contain, or are produced, with genetically modified organisms or substances with origin in. No animal products are used.