Old vineyards from the sub-region of Cima Corgo in the Douro region, combining the more mature power of Água Alta with the elegant aromatically “green tea” styles of Manuela and Fojo.
Like all other Churchill’s Ports, the component wines of this Vintage Port have been treaded by foot in traditional granite lagares (treading tanks). The young port spent its first winter in the Douro and then was transported in the early spring to our ageing lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia (Porto). Here it matured in seasoned oak vats for one year, at which point the decision was made that the wine was of such quality to declare a Vintage Year. At this point, they were bottled and stored in our cellars.
Store lying down in cellar conditions. Will age beautifully in bottle for 50+ years. Approachable at 15-20 years old from 2012-2017 with peak drinking at 30-40 years of age from 2027-2037.
Stand the bottle upright for a few hours before decanting. Best decanted at least two hours before service.Serve at room temperature (16-18ºC).
We practice sustainable agricultural methods certified by the SATIVA institute. Our ports are produced with only indigenous-yeast fermentation. Our wines do not contain, or are produced, with genetically modified organisms or substances with origin in. No animal products are used.