A near perfect viticultural year in the Douro Valley culminated in an outstanding 2011 harvest and the production of wines of exceptional quality. As a result, on 23rd April 2013, Croft announced its decision to declare the 2011 vintage and release a classic Croft Vintage Port.
Comments on the wine and on the viticultural year are as follows:
Adrian Bridge, Managing Director:
“The 2011 harvest in the Douro Valley followed a near-perfect ripening season which produced wonderfully balanced, classic Ports. The
quality was apparent from the outset and has been confirmed by the development of the wines since harvest time. The Croft 2011 Vintage
Port has the richness and aromatic complexity which are the hallmarks of the house style but also impressive structure and depth of flavour.
This is one of the most muscular and powerful of recent Croft Vintages.”
David Guimaraens, Wine Maker:
“The old historic vineyard plots at Quinta da Roêda performed particularly well in 2011 and this has given the Croft Vintage Port an additional
layer of density and depth of flavour. The quality of the tannins is also outstanding, silky and well-integrated but with a powerful grip on the