Port house, Quinta do Noval, has made a late declaration of the 2012 vintage, nearly three months after the traditional date to do so.
The Douro Valley is not only a stunningly beautiful viticultural region, but one which could be on the cusp of “something special”, according to its winemakers.
A trip to the Port houses of Portugal’s Douro Valley and the inaugural drinks business Global Rosé Masters were just two of this week’s highlights.
Christian Seely, managing director of Pichon Baron and Quinta do Noval owners AXA Millésimes, has revealed that Brazil is proving a “red hot” market for wine sales.
Symington Family Estates has launched a single harvest tawny from 1882 under the Graham’s label.
Portuguese wine is “on the cusp” of breaking into the fine wine market, just as the Super Tuscans did during the 1980s, believes one major Douro producer.
Taylor’s managing director highlighted a growing demand for aged tawny Port at the launch of the house’s 1863 Single Harvest at the London Wine Fair yesterday.
Mateus has unveiled a range of low alcohol wines, its second range launch in a year, with owner Sogrape pledging to invest £2 million in the UK alone.
Taylor’s has raided its library collection to release a single harvest tawny Port from 1863.
Portugal continues to make beautiful waves in the wine trade. Of all countries, it is hard to find one which offers better value for money.
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