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Quinta do Infantado Vintage Port 2011

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One Line Description Quinta do Infantado Vintage Port 2011, classic style vintage Port from one of the best vintages ever in the region, foot trodden, old vines, drier than most wines, ideal for long ageing.
Production Method Conventional
Country Portugal Portuguese
Region Douro, Portugal
Producer Quinta do Infantado
Vintage 2011
Wine Type Port, Sherry and other Fortified Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Touriga Nacional and other Native Red Varietals
Alcohol 19.5% abv
Terroir Schist
Maturation about 2 years in very old barrels
Ageing Potential Decades and decades
Production Detail Foot trodden in Lagares, long maceration, wild yeast.
Natural Features Vegan


Quinta do Infantado Vintage Port 2011, classic style vintage Port, foot trodden, old vines, drier than most wines, ideal for long ageing. All the Infantado vineyards are class A (the best in Douro Valley) and are planted on schist soils. Infantado owns vineyard plots ranging from 1.5 to 6 hectares in the Serra de Baixo, Serra Douro and Castelos where the grapes for the Vintage are grown. These are old vines planted at an altitude of between 200-350m above sea level. Fermentation was longer than many other houses, resulting in drier wines. The vintage Ports are generally aged for about 21 months in 100 year old 220 hectolitre wooden casks. These wines are stunning, lush and velvety in Texture, they drink beautifully when youthful, under 10 years old showing bright rich fruit and balance. With age, 15 years plus, they will become much more special. The 2011 vintage was certainly one of the best of all time in the Douro with near perfect growing conditions.
This wine reflects the vintage, absolutely delicious.

Quinta do Infantado has been owned by the Roseira family for over 100 years and is known for being one of the few estates which bottles its production on the estate, rather than shipping the wine down the Douro River. The name 'Infantado' derives from 'Infante' (the Portuguese for Prince) and it was the Portuguese royal family who first built the winery in 1816, as a place where they could collect taxes in the form of grapes and wine. Joao Roseira now runs the winery. Located in Douro subregion of Cima Corgo, Pinhão is known for making the best Ports and dry wines, and has an altitude of 150 metres above sea level. All the Infantado vineyards have achieved the highest 'A' Grade status and the poor schist soils impart excellent concentration and flavour to the grapes.

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