Churchill’s Vintage Port 2007
2007 is a fresh and elegant Vintage Port Wine of very fine quality. It has a rich and solid purple colour; on the nose, a combination of wild lavender and concentrated blackberries, broad shouldered and complex on the palate with a meaty structure and lingering tannin; a classic Vintage Port to put away in the cellar for many years.
From the old vineyards in the Douro Superior and in the Cima Corgo. Quinta da Gricha is located on the south bank of the River Douro, Quinta do Rio in the Rio Torto Valley and Quinta de Santo Antonio in Pinhão.
This is the first time we have included a wine from the Douro Superior in our Churchill’s Vintage Blend, a richer, riper style of wine to compliment the finer, more intense style of the Wine from the Quintas in the Cima Corgo.
Churchill’s Vintage Port 2007 comes from a field blend of old vineyards including many grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Francisca and Tinto Cão.
This is a classic Vintage Port which will age well for over half a century. Approachable at 20-25 years from 2027-2032 but it should be at its peek from 2042-2052 at 35-45 years old.
During the first six months, the young Port spent the winter months at Quinta da Gricha in our “tonéis” (seasoned oak vats), being then brought down to our lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia where it was stored in a stainless steel tank until being bottled.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE
Serve at room temperature (18 °C)
Decant before serving.
Appreciate Churchill’s Vintage Port 2007 on its own after lunch or dinner.