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 elegant port has rich red colour and the aroma is fine and delicate with good intensity. The taste is fresh and presents a variety of berry and other fruit flavours. In the mouth it has excellent volume, complexity and a very present acidity. The tannins are strong but soft and well integrated 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 2013 with almost all kinds of cheese, chocolate and candied fruit. Serve it slightly chilled or at temperature between 14ºC and 16ºC.
- Silver and 93 points at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
- Silver at International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
- Silver at Mundus Vini 2018