Dows Quinta Do Bomfim Vintage Port 75Cl

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  • Suitable for vegans
  • Suitable for vegetarians

Product Description

  • Port - Fortified Wine
  • Very deep ruby colour. The nose is complex and multi-layered, combining aromas of cherry and plum with floral notes of rock rose and hints of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied, showing liquorice flavours of blackcurrant and blueberry, with fresh mint notes and with ripe, peppery tannins leading to a long and spicy finish. Ready to drink now
  • One of the Douro Valley's finest vineyards, Quinta do Bomfim is at the heart of Dow's wines, having provided the main structure for its famed Vintage Ports since 1896. In non-declared years, the finest wines from the vineyard are selected for bottling as Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port and as such they closely reflect the characteristics of this single property, whereas a ‘declared' Dow's Vintage expresses the house style, derived from the sum of the several vineyards from which it is made. Five generations of Symington winemakers at Bomfim have developed a style that suits the vineyard; fermentations are a little longer resulting in a drier profile that has become one of Dow's distinctive hallmarks. The Bomfim vineyard is predominantly south-facing, an aspect that favours complete and balanced grape ripening and which results in well-structured and intense, complex wines.
  • Dow's Port is owned by the Symington family, which has a tradition of Port making that dates back over centuries. Dow's Ports come from Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira: both estates were originally acquired by the company in the 19th century and today they produce some of the greatest wines in the Douro.
  • Dow's was one of the first Port houses to invest in the Upper Douro Valley, acquiring in 1896 the Quinta do Bomfim near the village of Pinhâo. Bomfim's 49 hectares (121 acres) of south-facing vineyards, give optimal ripening conditions. The old vines on stone-walled terraces planted by Maurice, John and Ron Symington in the 1920s bring added complexity to the traditional dry finish of Dow's Ports. Dow's is owned by the Symington family, Port producers for five generations since 1882, although through their great-grandmother Beatrice, they can trace their Port ancestry back to the 17th century. Today, five members of the Symington family work in the company, responsible for the vineyards and the winemaking of all Dow's Ports.

Dow's is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Symington family, Port producers since the 19th Century. The family, whose experience dates back over 100 years, supervises all the vineyards, winemaking and ageing of this wine. Dow's owns two of the Douro's finest Quintas, Senhora da Ribeira and Bomfim. They were acquired in 1890 and 1896, making Dow's one of the first houses to invest in premium vineyards.

  • Port wine
  • Pack size: 75CL

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Tasting Notes

  • Deep red colour with complex aromas of jammy red fruits such as cherries & redcurrants. Full bodied structure with firm tannins leading to an intense & slightly drier finish. Please always decant before serving.

Region of Origin

Douro

Wine Colour

Red

Alcohol Units

15

ABV

20% vol

Producer

Symington Family Estates

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Charles Symington

Country

Portugal

Alcohol Type

Wine

Grape Variety

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tempranillo

Vinification Details

  • Grapes 100% handpicked. Fermentation took place with natural (wild) yeast at between 26c and 30c. Once it has reached the desired degree of sweetness (usually within 48hours), fortification took place with the addition of grape spirit at 77% alcohol by volume. Matured in seasoned oak vessels and bottled without any finishing or filtration.

History

  • Dow's is owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Symington family. Port producers since the 19th century. The family, whose experience dates back over 100 years, supervises all the vineyards, winemaking and ageing of this wine. Dow's owns two of the Douro's finest Quintas, Senhora da Ribeira and Bomfim. They were acquired in 1890 and 1896, making Dow's one of the first houses to invest in premium vineyards.

Regional Information

  • Bomfim is a classic 'River Quinta'0 with several natural advantages. It is south-facing ensuring ideal exposure to the sun, its stony schist soil affords excellent drainage, allowing water to reach the vine's deep roots; the annual average rainfall is near perfect at 800mm; the altitude ranges from 120 to 340 metres above sea level, accommodating both gentle gradients lower down and progressively steeper slopes higher up the valley side.

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

  • This wine can be drunk now but will further improve if carefully stored for up to 10 + years

Storage

This bottle should be stored lying down in a cool dark place

Produce of

Product of Portugal

Preparation and Usage

  • Decant before serving.

Name and address

  • Symington Family Estates,
  • Vinhos,
  • LDA.,
  • V. N. GAIA.

Return to

  • John E Fells and Sons Ltd,
  • Hertfordshire,
  • HP4 3ZE,
  • UK.
  • Tel: (01442) 870900

Lower age limit

18 Years

Net Contents

75cl ℮

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A serious port for good money

5 stars

Okay, first of all, you need to realise this is a proper vintage port and will require decanting and left to breathe in the decanter for a few hours. Second, the cork is much more of a challenge than most of the corks you will encounter. You really need a sommelier's opener and not a butterfly type corkscrew, or you risk the cork splitting. Once you get past this minor inconveniences, you will be rewarded with the fantastic experience of drinking a glass of a Dow's vintage port. Powerful bramble, damson and cinnamon spice, followed by and a long peppery and slightly drier finish than most ports await you. Highly recommended as with a single quinta vintage port gives you 99% of the experience of a general declaration year port, at a fraction of the price. The 2004 vintage is ready for drinking now and that's another advantage to single quinta port, they mature at a faster rate. I just wish it didn't disappear from the glass so quickly!

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