Churchill’s Vintage Port 2017

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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.

Churchill’s Vintage 2017 has a very deep violet colour. Intense and focused on the nose, with layers of fresh blueberry aromas upfront. Exuberant and vinous on the palate, with fresh flavours of crushed blackberries in combination with a gravelly tannic structure and a vibrant natural acidity in a long lasting finish.

96 points by Wine Spectator

  • SOURCING

    Very old vineyards from our properties located in the Douro Superior and Cima Corgo sub-regions in the Douro Valley.

  • GRAPE VARIETIES

    20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinto Cão, 20% Tinta Barroca.

  • WINEMAKING NOTES

    Like all other Churchill’s Ports, the component wines of this Vintage Port have 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 the decision was made that the wine was of such quality to declare a Vintage Year. At this point, they were bottled and stored in our cellars.

  • CELLARING

    Very deep violet colour. Intense and focused on the nose, with layers of fresh blueberry aromas upfront. Exuberant and vinous on the palate, with fresh flavours of crushed blackberries in combination with a gravelly tannic structure and a vibrant natural acidity in a long lasting finish.

  • CELLARING RECOMMENDATION

    Store lying down in cellar conditions. Will age beautifully in bottle for 50+ years. Peak drinking 15-50+ Years.

  • SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS

    Stand the bottle upright for a few hours before decanting. Best decanted at least two hours before service. Serve at room temperature (16-18ºC).

  • QUALITY

    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.