This wine has been aged four years before bottling. Mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Sousão grapes have been used for this port and all grapes are grown at Quinta do Pégo’s A classified vineyards in the Douro Valley in Portugal.
This port has a deep ruby colour and the aroma is fine and delicate with good intensity. The taste is fresh and presents red fruit and wild plants. In the mouth it has excellent volume, a very present acidity, alive but well integrated tannins providing harmony and balance with notes of black fruit, especially plum. It has an appealing, intense and long finish. The taste is just as good as many vintage ports.
This port is ready to drink now if you want a young, concentrated and very fruity taste. But if you prefer a more mature and soft port, you should wait a couple of years – and then remember that decanting is necessary in order to avoid the natural depôt which arises because the wine is unfiltered. That is one of the reasons why it is possible to obtain this extremely high quality.
This port is perfect as an ”after-dinner-drink”, but you can also enjoy Quinta do Pégo Late Bottled Vintage 2012 with almost all kinds of cheese, chocolate and candied fruit. Serve it slightly chilled or at temperature between 14ºC and 16ºC.
- Gold at Mundus Vini 2016
- Gold & Trophy Winner at International Wine Challenge 2017
- Bronze at International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017
- Silver at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017
- Bronze at Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
- 90 points in Wein+Markt Magazin, 5, 2017
- Gold at Berliner Wein Trophy 2017
- 4 stars at www.1001degustations.com in ”selection 2017”