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Quinta de la Rosa Port Ruby Lote No 601

Quinta de la Rosa Port Ruby Lote No 601 500ml      
Sku: 1806225*

The Bergqvist family has been involved in the wine business since 1815 both in winemaking and shipping. In the 1930’s they sold their shipping company, Feueheerd, but retained Quinta de La Rosa which was managed by Claire Feueheerd. In 1988, Clair’s granddaughter Sophia and her father Tim decided to relaunch Quinta de La Rosa. Eleven estate vineyards are planted along the Douro River and rise island to 1,200 feet. The older vineyards are planted to Touriga Nacional, Souzao, Touriga Franca and Tinta Cao and the average age of the vines is 50 years old. The newer vineyards were planted in the early 1970’s and were planted to Touriga Nacional,Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Cao. A new winery was completed in time for the 2012 harvest. This gravity-fed facility features four temperature controlled granite lagares. Head winemaker Jorge Moreira studied in Spain and Italy before joining the estate in 2002.

Tasting notes
The port offers a vibrant ruby color, with a youthful nose reminiscent of wild cherries. This well-balanced fortified wine displays intense fruit and good length.

 Wine Spectator 89 points (Jun 15 2013)
Features a supple, mouthfilling spiciness, with red currant and wild herb notes. Hints of cinnamon and paprika appear on the mineral-infused finish. Drink now. ľKM

Wine maker notes
Quinta de la Rosa’s Ruby Port is unique in that it comes from A graded grapes all grown on the Quinta. Most other ruby blends come from further down the river nearer Regua where there is higher rainfall and most grapes are B to D quality so the resulting port tends to be less concentrated. Many customers told us that our ruby was too good to be called a ruby port’ so we christened it with the name - Lote 601 - taken from lote or blending number we use for the ruby. Some of our ruby is still made in the traditional way - trodden in granite lagares. The Ruby is blended from our stocks of Port stored in large ’tonels’ or vats to give a young, fruity, vibrant wine with an average age of 3-4 years. The blend will always have the same style from year to year. Unlike most port shippers, all products are stored and bottled in the Douro (at La Rosa and not Porto), allowing full traceability and ensuring quality from grape to bottle.

Technical notes
Estate grown Tinta Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz were trodden in granite lagares. During fermentation, the wine received regular punch downs in stainless steel tanks and the wine was aged in concrete and stainless steel tanks. The wine was blended from different vintages between 2 and 5 years old to match the house style.

Food pairing
This Port has been lightly filtered and does not require decanting, delicious with dessert or cheese.

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Douro - Porto
Regional Varietals:
Non-Varietal White Blend
Port Blend
Regional Wineries:
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Country: Portugal
Region: Duriense
Sub-Region: Douro - Porto
Grape Varietal: Port Blend
Type: Still wine, Fortified
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