Krohn Quinta do Retiro Nova 2009 Vintage Port RRP$85.00

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Powerful fruity aroma, full-bodied on the palate with balanced tannins and a lengthy finish. Will age tremendously well.

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Winemakers Notes

Category - Vintage Port (single year Port from an exceptional harvest)

Wine Region- Douro Demarcated Wine Region, this Vintage Port was made from grapes grown on Wiese & Krohn's Quinta do Retiro Nova (single vineyard) in town of Sarzedinho, which is situated in the Upper Corgo subregion of the Rio Torto Valley

Soil - Schistous

Alcohol - 20% Vol.

Total Acid -4.84 g/L.

Fixed Acid - 4.59 g/L.

Residual Sugar - 110.3 g/L.

Vintage Conditions - Cold, rainy winter. Budburst and flowering occurred in the usual periods under normal conditions, but seemed to predict a relatively small yield. Temperatures in June and July was below average with a bit of rain. August was very hot, causing the grapes to reach a high level of maturity. Harvest began in September under high temperatures. The grapes were in good condition, very sweet but lacked a bit of acidity. The yield was loewr than expected however the quality was rather good.

Vinification / Aging - In modern "lagares" – stainless steel open tanks where mechanical feet simulate treading of grapes. Fermentation was interrupted through the addition of grape brandy in order to preserve a certain degree of natural sweetness. Aged in Wiese  & Krohn's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the Atlantic coast, under the control of the Douro and Port Wine Institute. Bottled in 2011, with out being fined or filtered.

Grape Varieties - Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz.

Tasting Note - Very deep red colour. Powerful, fruity aroma. Full-bodied and well balanced tannins and lengthy finish. Drinkable now but will improve with age up to 20- 30 years.

How to enjoy - Moderate room temperature. Combine this Vintage with Steak au Poivre or take it after meal with cheese, tarts, pies, cakes and berries.

Accolades - Gold Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show, 2013

    Trophy, New Zealand International Wine Show, 2013

    Gold Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition, NZ 2013

    Trophy, Spiegelau International Wine Competition, NZ 2013

    Gold Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition, NZ 2014