KROHN COLHEITA 2010
Krohn are famous for their elegant tawny Colheitas. Rich dried fruit and fig characters on the complex palate with notes of spice and balancing, fresh acidity.
Port produced from a single year. The traditional grape varieties (including Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão) are sourced from the Quinta do Retiro estate and neighbouring growers in the Rio Torto Valley. Here old vines are planted in schistous soils. Fermentation in open granite tanks called 'lagares', where the grapes are trodden by foot. Fermentation is interrupted by the addition of grape spirit to preserve a certain degree of natural sweetness. All ageing is done in 547 litre oak barrels (the traditional 'pipe') and larger casks. The Port spends at least 10 years maturing in wood, before being bottled, unfiltered.
Tinta Roriz/Touriga Nacional/Touriga Francesa