Quinta da Gricha Vintage Port 2015
All Churchill’s ports are made from Grade-A grapes that are hand-picked, hand-sorted, and foot trod in the ancient granite lagares (treading tanks) at Quinta da Gricha in the Douro Valley. We allow an extended period of fermentation in lagares to limit the amount of brandy required in fortification and leading to a drier style of port.
An exuberant Port Wine with a distinctive expression of Douro terroir; very deep violet colour to the rim. On the nose, intense aromas of fresh blueberries combined with resinous and menthol notes. Full of complexity and intensity on the palate combines an excellent natural acidity with a very well defined tannic structure in a long and persistent finish.
Including 94 points by Wine Enthusiast; Gold Medal at the World Drinks Awards; Gold Medal at the World Port Awards
From the old vineyard (av. Age 60+ years) at Quinta da Gricha, located in the Cima Corgo sub-region in the Douro Valley.
20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinto Cão, 20% Tinta Barroca.
Like all other Churchill’s Ports, this Vintage Port has been treaded by foot in traditional granite lagares (treading tanks). The young port spent its first winter in the Douro and then was transported in the early spring to our ageing lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia (Porto). Here it matured in seasoned oak vats for one year, at which point it was bottled and stored in our cellars.
Store lying down in cellar conditions. Will age beautifully in bottle for 30+ years. Can be enjoyed at any time but intended to show best in 8-25 years.
Serve at room temperature (16- 18°C). Decant before serving.
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.