This wine has been aged almost five years before bottling. Mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Tinto Cão and Tinta Roriz 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.
Despite very good quality in 2016 Quinta do Pégo chose not to make big volume Vintage Port. Instead the declared Vintage Port went for this beautiful Late Bottled Vintage.
This elegant port is dense and has dark red colour and it shows vigorous and deep nose with vegetal, balsamic and ripe red fruite notes. The taste is full-bodied and presents red fruit, plums and wild plants. Good freshness, silky tannins and good acidity provide perfect harmony and balance, and the port has an appealing, intense and persistent 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 2016 with almost all kinds of cheese, chocolate, desserts and candied fruit. Serve it slightly chilled or at temperature between 7ºC and 13ºC.
- Gold at Mundus Vini 2021