Deep, almost opaque, ruby in colour, with ripe cherries, plums and dark chocolate perfumes on the nose. On the palate the wine is rich and sweet, but beautifully balanced by well-integrated tannins and a chocolate, plum and savoury cherry fruit. The finish is clean and smooth, with fine, delicate perfumes of warm, ripe fruit.
From the finesse and concentration of their unfiltered LBV to the tremendous depth, richness, structure and balance of their Vintage Port, a hallmark of the Quinta do Infantado style is their continued practice of traditional foot-treading to extract flavour and tannin. Furthermore, the Infantado red wines have taken a huge step up in quality in recent years and now represent some of the best coming out of the Douro. The quinta has been owned by the Roseira family for well over a century and.. read more
The grapes were picked by hand and not destemmed before fermentation. Treading was by foot in the traditional lagars, a hallmark of Quinta do Infantado wines. Fermentation is longer at Infantado, producing drier wines. Fermentation was stopped by the addition of 77% wine brandy, after which the wine aged for 21 months in 100 year old wooden casks. The brandy component is only 15% in the Infantado wines, whereas the average Port is about 20%. This gives a finer, less searing finish to the wine.