An unseasonably hot spring resulted in early budding and by mid April the vines were showing good growth. Conditions for flowering in May were near...

Quinta de Vargellas1995

An unseasonably hot spring resulted in early budding and by mid April the vines were showing good growth. Conditions for flowering in May were near perfect. A cool early summer was followed by very high temperatures in August. 

Picking started at Quinta de Vargellas on 13th September, a week later than most of the region. Conditions were perfect and the highest sugar readings in years were recorded. Due to the cool temperatures the fermentation periods were longer than usual ensuring a great extraction of fruit, flavour and colour.

 

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby, fading to brick on the rim. Ripe jammy character, chocolatey, overlaid with exotic herbal and floral notes. Plump fruit with dense chocolate, plums and hints of liquorice. Firm finish.

ACCOLADES

Very full colour. Very concentrated nose. This is complete and very lovely. Everything in place. Splendid fruit. Full. A wine of real power and...

Clive Coates MW, The Vine

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