Croft announces a Quinta da Roêda 2018 Vintage Port
The House of Croft has announced that it will release a Quinta da Roêda single-quinta Port from 2018.
Adrian Bridge, Managing Director
“The Quinta da Roêda estate produced excellent wines in 2018. The old historic terraces at Roêda consistently produce wine of vintage quality. They are now being joined by more recent plantings resulting from the investments made since we acquired Croft nearly twenty years ago. I am delighted that we will be bottling a Quinta da Roêda single-quinta Vintage Port from 2018. It displays the characteristic ripe fruit and scented herbal character that we associate with the Roêda wines but the year has added a thread of fresh acidity and firm, wiry tannins to give the wine structure. As usual, we will be bottling the wine in July. However, given the current economic circumstances, it will be held back for the time being and released early in 2021.
David Guimaraens, Head winemaker
“Although some vineyards in the Pinhão area had a challenging year in 2018, particularly as a result of the severe hailstorms in May, we were fortunate that the conditions at Quinta da Roêda were excellent and the estate produced some beautiful wines. Roêda has one of the best aspects of any property in the Douro, with excellent exposure. The hot summer conditions in 2018 ensured that phenolic ripeness at Roêda was excellent and, as well as the rich, ripe fruit, the wines have excellent tannins, beautifully intergrated but with a lively grip on the finish.”