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GRAHAM'S VINTAGE PORT 2020

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GRAHAM’S 2020 BICENTENARY VINTAGE PORT

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Tasting Notes

This wine reveals extraordinary aromatic scope, ranging from exotic açaí berry fruit and typical traces of mint which are very much a Malvedos hallmark. There are also suggestions of fresh pine and orange blossom, delivering a sensation of great freshness. On the palate there are layers of bright, concentrated black fruits (blackcurrant and blackberry) wrapped in a seductive robe of opulence and charm. Quite irresistible.

Vineyard Notes

It is drawn from high altitude and north-west facing vines across three of Graham’s four estates – Quinta dos Malvedos, Quinta da Vila Velha, and Quinta do Tua. Typically, a Graham’s Vintage Port blend also comprises Quinta do Vale de Malhadas, a fourth property, far upriver in the remote Douro Superior. • Quinta dos Malvedos: 55% • Quinta da Vila Velha: 25% • Quinta do Tua: 20%

Production Notes

Co-fermentations of the two Tourigas together, quite unheard of. Also, the co-fermentation of the highly prized Malvedos stone terraces blocks (consisting predominantly of Touriga Nacional) with Sousão. The inclusion of the entire production from the stone terraces, has added incredible depth and intensity to this Graham’s 2020 Bicentenary Vintage Port.

Winemaker Notes

2020 was the smallest vintage this century with exceptionally low yields. It was also a very early harvest, starting at Malvedos on September 1st (mid-September is closer to normal). Grape varieties which normally ripen sequentially in the Douro over a period of five QUINTA DOS MALVEDOS to six weeks (meaning they are mostly picked and vinified separately) were all stacked together ready for picking almost at the same time. Whilst this posed quite a few manpower and other logistical challenges, it also provided us with new opportunities. The Touriga Nacional and the Touriga Franca are usually at opposite ends of the ripening spectrum and habitually have at least a two-to-three-week interval between pickings. However, in 2020 both ripened in unison, and this meant we were able to co-ferment the Nacional and the Franca, which resulted in some very interesting and excellent wines.
Vintage 2020
Wine Style Port
Varietal Composition 40% Touriga Franca 25% Touriga Nacional 22% Sousão 7% Mixed Old Vines 6% Alicante Bouschet
Harvest Date 2020
Acid 4.5 g/l
Bottling Date May 2022
Alcohol % 20
Size 750 ml
 

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