Krohn Ruby DOC Porto NV

£14.50
  • Krohn Ruby DOC Porto NV
  • Krohn Ruby DOC Porto NV
  • Krohn Ruby DOC Porto NV

Krohn Ruby DOC Porto NV

£14.50

AVAILABILITY: 10 in stock

Grape Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Red Blend,
Style Sweet, Fortified, Port, Black Fruits, Full Bodied, Rich
Country Portugal
Region Douro, Oporto
Volume 75cl
ABV 20%
Dietary None

 

Krohn Ruby DOC Porto NV is an exceptional port, versatile enough to be enjoyed as a digestif, with hard cheeses, or as an accompaniment to berries, summer pudding and chocolate. It is delicately blended to create a deep red colour and offers a concentration of fresh, plummy fruit aromas with hints of spice. Its palate is full of rich and lively cherry and curranty black fruit, with a soft finish.

About the Producer

Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two Norwegians - Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn - shipping initially to Scandinavia and Germany. In the century and a half since its foundation, Krohn has built up an outstanding reputation. Long renowned for the quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house, and each wine excels in its category. Much of the secret lies in the high quality of their vineyards - the magical combination of terroir, locality, aspect, incline and low-yielding vines. Their Quinta do Retiro Novo estate in Sarzedinho, in the Rio Torto valley (where vinification takes place), is all A grade vineyard. Indeed Krohn only work with grapes from A-graded vineyards across all of their ports, and their top wines are still trodden by foot. Since 2013 Krohn has been part of the Fladgate Partnership - alongside Taylor's, Fonseca and Croft.

Vineyard and Winery

Traditional grape varieties are sourced from Krohn's own vineyards, and supplemented by fruit from neighbouring farms working in partnership with Krohn. Here old vines are planted in schistous soils. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, which is interrupted by the addition of grape spirit to preserve a certain degree of natural sweetness. This wine is a blend of different grapes, vineyards and vintages. Maturation - aged for 2 to 3 years in large, old oak barrels.

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Ramsay King

Much appreciated by all who sampled it

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Alistair Montgomery
This is better than entry level

I bought this as Aitken's had run out of their Tawny Port (yes it is also that good!)- and was delighted with it. Described as "entry-level" it leaves its competitors in the starting blocks (or casks).
It is a bit richer in taste than the tawny and I am sure will please most folk looking for a decent honest evening port.