Announcing the firm’s decision on the 2012 vintage, Croft’s Managing Director Adrian Bridge said: “I am delighted to say that we will be releasing a Quinta da Roêda 2012 Vintage Port, a superb blend including wines from the estate’s oldest vineyards. The cool conditions of 2012 have produced a Roêda that is particularly elegant and finely-constituted, an excellent Vintage Port for early drinking.” He added: “The 2012 Roêda will be released in time for the year end and we expect strong demand.”
Croft’s Head of Viticulture, António Magalhães, remarked: “The ripening season of 2012 was relatively cool but the Roêda vineyards have exceptionally good sun exposure. This means that the 2012 wines are ripe and mature but have an attractive acidity and great purity of expression.”
The Quinta da Roêda 2012 Vintage Port will be available through Croft’s worldwide distributors. Please see the ‘Where to buy’ section of this site for contact details.