Quinta do Tedo Savedra’s Vintage Ports are from their oldest and most prestigious parcel which averages 60+ years. These are rare Ports and the few bottles we have are it for the year.
93 points - Mark Squires - Robert Parker: The Wine Advocate
Year - 2015, an excellent, yet non-classic Vintage (meaning not all brands declared, but most single-quintas declared vintage).
Grapes - 24+ grape varieties from our estate's oldest (60+ year) field blended Savedra parcel.
Terroir - schist soil, Mediterranean climate (low yearly rainfall and dry, hot summers), grade A classified vineyards.
Winemaking - hand-picked, estate-grown grapes undergo pre-fermentation line-up maceration with foot-treading in traditional lagares for 3 days followed by 3 days of temperature-controlled fermentation to more slowly extract the grapes' soft tannins, complex aromas, and rich colors. These characteristics are preserved while aging in minimal contact with oxygen in large 7000 liter (1850 gallon) foudres before being Vintage-quality approved by the IVDP and bottled, unfiltered, within 2 years of the harvest to, ideally, age for 10+ years in bottle.
Alcohol - 19.5%
See - deep ruby with purple highlights.
Smell - solid, ripe, fresh and focused; black fruits (prunes, blackberries, black cherries) and some herbs and spices; elegant, balanced and complex with some mineral freshness.
Sip - soft, deep and full-bodied; concentrated wild blackberry and blueberry; structured tannins lightly softened with some aging (to become more velvety over time in bottle); long and persistent finish.
Enjoy - now or by 2025+, cool (15°C/60°F), aerate for 2 hours, and let the sediment settle before serving, on its own, or in the company of dark chocolate cakes, strong cheeses, friends, family, and other Vintage Port Wine aficionados/as!