Croft Pink Port 70cl

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Country Portugal
Port Type Pink Port
Region Douro
Brand Croft
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 19.50%
Closure Type Stopper
Food Match Brilliant in Cocktails - vibrant and fruity
Style full bodied, fruity and refreshing

Over four centuries of Port making has given the house of Croft time to consider this wonderfully exciting rosé style of Port, the first of its kind to enter into the market and still the quality reference. This innovative new style of port has been made by a new technique which extracts fresh, fruity flavours and delivers a subtle and delicate pink colour.


The result is wonderfully fresh and vibrant, full of the rich fruit flavours of Port but with a unique and distinctive appeal. The challenge for producing the Pink Port was how to capture these characters without letting the intense tannic character of Douro grapes and the fortification process dominate the final product. The winemaking approach was to take red Port grapes and handle them in a similar way to producing an elegant non-wooded white wine.


This vinification method extracts a light amount of colour from the skins without extracting astringent tannins which would make the palate of this light style of Port aggressive. The cold settling prior to fermentation and the cool fermentation are fundamental to enhance the freshness of fruit and its elegance. The result attractive floral notes underline the pungent, aromatic raspberry fruit aromas. The palate is full of deliciously ripe cherry and raspberry fruit flavours with lovely nuances of honey and grapefruit.


Served chilled it gives a lovely crisp and fruity flavour, superb in a range of cocktails.  With it's vibrant red colour, perfect for Summer Parties as an alternative to more traditional drinks... 

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Country Of Origin: Portugal

One of the original founding port houses, Croft traces its origins to 1588 when the company was established in England by Henry Thomson, a member of the Merchants Company of York.


The Croft family, which joined the partnership in 1736 and gave the firm its present name, served the port trade with great distinction. A book recently published by the firm reveals much new research into the company’s long and fascinating history. The reputation of Croft as a Vintage Port producer derives to a large extent from its ownership of Quinta da Roêda, one of the finest estates in the Douro Valley, and from such legendary wines as the Croft 1945, recognised as one of the finest of that landmark year. In September 2001, Croft became part of The Fladgate Partnership, the family group which also includes the famous Taylor and Fonseca port houses.

Its distinctive house style, characterized by a ripe, luscious, almost exotic fruitiness is present in all its young ruby ports. But it should not be forgotten that Croft also produces some excellent tawny ports with their wonderful nutty, butterscotch and dried raisiny characteristics.

For more information on Croft Ports - take a look at their website here:
Country Of Origin: Portugal

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