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Croft declares 2016 Vintage

Croft has declared that it will release 2016 as a classic vintage. This is the sixth classic vintage release since Croft’s return to family management in 2001. Comments on the Croft 2016 Vintage Port are as follows:

Adrian Bridge, Managing Director
“This is a classic Croft Vintage Port, wonderfully aromatic with a rich fruitiness and an exotic herbal character. However, it has the poise and sense of proportion characteristic of the 2106 vintage. A relatively small crop means that the amount of Vintage Port made was smaller than usual.”

David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker
Commenting on the viticultural year: “In spite of the hot summer, the grapes matured slowly and evenly, producing perfectly balance musts. Picking started later than usual with most estates, including Croft’s Quinta da Roêda, starting their harvests in the second half of September. Notes taken at the harvest mention the fine fruit aromas of the musts and the pronounced tannins.” Commenting on the wine: “The Croft 2016 is very much in style, displaying opulent fruit and a resiny herbal dimension contributed by the old vineyard at Quinta da Roêda. At the same time, it has the purity and balance which are key characteristics of the year.”