The 2001 viticultural season was marked by one of the wettest winters on record, with widespread flooding and damage in the Douro region. From...

Quinta de Vargellas2001

The 2001 viticultural season was marked by one of the wettest winters on record, with widespread flooding and damage in the Douro region. From April forward, the weather became more settled.

The summer saw moderately hot temperatures, with a continuous light wind keeping the vines aerated and free of disease.

The harvest started on the 17th September at Quinta de Vargellas. The weather conditions during the first half of the vintage were ideal with hot days and cold nights contributing favourably to fermentations. 

The quality of the 2001 vintage was evident from the beginning of the harvest.

 

TASTING NOTES

Deep purple-black with narrow magenta rim. Powerful, exuberant, fresh blackcurrant and cherry nose. Lovely floral notes. Firm, but well integrated tannins on the palate. Fresh, ripe, mouth filling black fruit and plum flavours. Long, lingering blackberry and dark chocolate after taste. A very balanced, stylish wine.

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Recent Vargellas vintages from Taylors have been the fabulously intense 1995, the soft, figgy 1998 and now the lively and berry-like 2001: violets...

Steven Spurrier, Decanter

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