Dows Quinta Do Bomfim Vintage 2005 Port 75cl in own wooden case

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Country Portugal
Port Type Vintage Port
Brand Dows
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2005
Maturity Can be drunk now but will further improve if carefully stored for up to 10 + years
Food Match Great with a quality stilton
Style Full and slightly dry
Presented in its own wooden gift case, this Vintage port has a deep red colour with complex aromas of jammy red fruits such as cherries & redcurrants. A Full bodied structure with firm tannins leads to an intense & slightly drier finish. Vintage Port contains a completely natural sediment, please always decant before serving.

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Country Of Origin: Portugal
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 Pinhao. Bomfim's 49 hectares (121 acres) of south-facing vineyards, give optimal ripening conditions. Bomfim is a classic 'River Quinta' 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 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. Bomfim Vintage Ports have distinctive aromas of mint and violet with intense concentration and fine peppery tannins. Dow's, incorporating some the finest vineyards in Portugal, 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.

All the grapes are picked by hand, the family, whose experience dates back over 100 years, supervises all the vineyards, winemaking and ageing of this wine. 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.

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.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

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