Blended using small amounts of Port from barrels aged at least 40 years. Satin-smooth, with a luscious butterscotchedged depth to its rum and raisin fruit. Delicate hints of iodine and cardamom snag the attention. Hazelnut caramel notes persist on the moreish finish.’
Very complex aromas, showing layers of dried fruits, toffee, caramel and cask notes. The palate is luscious and complex with a velvety texture and a refreshing finish. Drink now, but will gain further complexity over the next 20+ years.
Producer: Situated above the Pinhão River, in Soutelinho-Favaios near Alijó in the highest part of the Cima Corgo sub region of the Douro, sits Quinta da Pedra Alta winery. Two of the real strengths of the site are the variety of vineyard altitudes – from 230m to 550m – and the breadth of indigenous varieties planted across the 35-hectare estate. This allows the Pedra Alta team to produce a fantastic range of styles from fresh elegant whites, to richer Douro reds, as well as Ports, which includes an exciting modern interpretation of White Port, and a 10-year-old Tawny. The vineyards have a long history dating back to at least the late 18th-century and, although the area has always produced high quality fruit for ports, it was only when purchased in July 2018 that the future of the estate began to strengthen. The intention now is working with esteemed winemaker João Pires to realise the full potential of this incredible piece of land.
20% / 50cl