A Quinta do Retiro Novo vintage is produced exclusively from grapes from this vineyard in excellent years when the style of the year creates individuality and an expression of the single location in the final wine.
A Quinta do Retiro Novo vintage typically will mature earlier than a Krohn vintage.
Dark blue, nearly black in colour. Mulberry and dark woodland fruit. Delicate cedary and floral scents are set against a well-defined fruity background of blackcurrant and plum. The deceptively supple middle palate gives way to a long finish, revealing firm well integrated tannins. A beautifully balanced wine, understated and harmonious, justifying the house’s reputation as a master of the Port blend.
A very dry year, with good flowering conditions. Some rainfalls in August were extremely helpful for the maturation process of the grapes. In the first half of September, it rained again, but the grapes were not damaged by the weather. The yield was lower than in the previous year, and the quality proved to be much better than expected.
SILVER MEDAL (Sélections Mondiales des Vins 2008, Canada).