Krohn Colheita 2005 Port

£25.99
Krohn Colheita 2005 Port

Krohn have hit the nail on the head again with this incredible vintage from a special year. 

Specifications

Country, Region
Portugal, Douro
Grape
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca
Vintage
2005
ABV
20.5%
Food friend
Pecan pie, apple strudel or crème brulée.
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Brick red colour. Pronounced nose of sultanas, dried apricot and raspberry, and a touch of spice. The palate is rich and complex with layers of dried fruits, butterscotch, hazelnut, spice and cinnamon. Full and generous on the finish.

Producer details

Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two Norwegians - Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn - shipping initially to Scandinavia and Germany. In the century and a half since its foundation, Krohn has built up an outstanding reputation. Long renowned for the quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house, and each wine excels in its category. Much of the secret lies in the high quality of their vineyards - the magical combination of terroir, locality, aspect, incline and low-yielding vines. Their Quinta do Retiro Novo estate in Sarzedinho, in the Rio Torto valley (where vinification takes place), is all A grade vineyard. Indeed Krohn only work with grapes from A-graded vineyards across all of their ports, and their top wines are still trodden by foot. Since 2013 Krohn has been part of the Fladgate Partnership - alongside Taylor's, Fonseca and Croft.

In the vineyard

The winter of 2004, and much of 2005, was very dry - leading to small berries and relatively low vine vigour. However, ripening proceeded well, although more slowly than usual, and the dry conditions were relieved by steady rainfall at the start of September. This enabled the grapes to complete ripening and deliver a well-balanced crop.

In the winery

The wine is matured in wood for at least seven years, and often much longer, as it usually bottled when the wine is due to leave the cellar.

Food Recommendations

Krohn suggest that this wine benefits from being served slightly chilled (12 - 16ºC). It doesn't need to be decanted , and it's worth noting that colheitas can be enjoyed for a while after opening without losing freshness and vibrancy - optimum drinking time after opening is 2-3 months. Perhaps pair with pecan pie, apple strudel or crème brulée.

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