The grapes for this port (Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Tinta Barroca) come from the old vines, which were on Quinta do Pégo’s vineyards, when the present owner took over the quinta.
This unique Port, the second 10 years old Tawny of Quinta do Pégo, is 100% made of grapes from the excellent harvest 2009. It was originally approved as a Vintage Port although this portion was never bottled as such. Instead it was patiently kept in Pipas – the traditional Portuguese wood casks – for a decade.
As some things improve with time, this port, which started as a wine of great complexity, structure and finesse, was kept in the silence and darkness of the cellar to slowly metamorphose into this rare preciousness of a Tawny Port. Such alchemy is possible thanks to the wisdom and mastery of the winemakers, patient enough to let the wine evolve through the oxidative ageing process, into this deep and complex harmony of aromas and elegance.
Unlike other Tawnies, this is neither a blend of various years nor a blend of a Tawny character. This unique Tawny is the pure expression of 2009 in the Douro, where Mother Nature was extremely kind with the vines.
Beautiful colour with red, brown and orange hues.
Deep and complex harmony of aromas and elegance.
It is a full-bodied and crystalized fruity port with high elegance of taste, where the balance between ageing and maturity is perfect. Let your senses indulge in this distinct port’s great finesse, concentration and balance – three important elements of this very unique style, the style of Quinta do Pégo.
10 years in oak casks.
This port is perfect as an ”after-dinner-drink” or together with cheese, chocolate and desserts, but it is also perfect on its own. Port should be enjoyed chilled.