Quinta da Gricha Vintage Port 2016
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.
This wine is complex and exuberant on the nose, with fresh aromas of blueberries, menthol and eucalyptus with hints of orange blossom. Plenty of intensity and vinosity on the palate, with full flavours of wild berries embraced in a mineral grip. A combination of purity of fruit and freshness of style, representing an excellent example of Gricha’s unique identity.
94 Points by Wine Spectator
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 2031-2046.
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.