Krohn Colheita 2002
Aromas of dried fruit and nuts – typical of Christmas pudding! The palate is rich with plum, prune, raisin, fig and nutty characters, against layers of spice and fresh acidity.
Traditional grape varieties are sourced from the Quinta do Retiro estate and neighbouring growers in the Rio Torto Valley. Here old vines are planted in schistous soils. Fermentation takes place in Quinta do Retiro Novo, and the process is interrupted by the addition of grape spirit to preserve a certain degree of natural sweetness. All ageing is done in 547 litre oak barrels (the traditional ‘pipe’) and larger casks, at Krohn’s cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. The Port spends at least 10 years maturing in wood, before being bottled, unfiltered, to order.