Croft Distinction Port (750ml)
Touriga FrancaTouriga Nacional
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Croft is one of the most distinguished of all Port houses. Founded in 1588, it is the oldest firm still active today as a Port wine producer. The company is a family run winery renowned above all for its Vintage Ports as well as for its range of wood aged reserves and tawnies, time-honoured styles refined by skill and experience passed down through the generations.
In spite of its rich heritage and history spanning over four centuries, Croft has never been constrained by tradition. Behind every great wine producer is a great vineyard. The cornerstone of Croft’s distinctive house style is the famous Quinta da Roêda, described as the jewel of Port wine estates. The wines of this magnificent property, which contains some of the oldest vineyards in the Douro Valley, are the heart of Croft’s Vintage Port blend.
This is a Finest Reserve Port which is a blend of ports which have been aged in wood for four to five years to produce wines of greater complexity than their younger counterparts. A port with attractive, intense fresh fruit aromas and flavours. A powerful, rich blackberry bouquet with subtle hints of spice and cedar. On the mouth strong black fruit and chocolate flavours dominate. The wine has good weight and structure with a fine finish.
Fruity and full bodied Ports which include Ruby, Reserve Rubies (like Croft Distinction), Vintage Character and Late Bottled Vintage. These wines generally age for no more than five or six years in large oak vats, where contact with the wood is relatively limited. As a result they retain their deep red colour and their fruitiness, vigour and intensity. They are the perfect choice for the classic marriage of Port and cheese or for drinking at the end of a meal.