Vintage Port Shop Blog

2019 Vintage Port Declaration

Posted 3 June 2021

by Dia Grigoriou


                                                 2019 harvest at Sogevinus vineyards in the Douro

 

Although 2019 was a good vintage in the Douro, not all shippers declared a classic vintage. Those whose vineyards are situated in favourable aspect sites opted for a classic declaration whilst others focused their potential releases on ports from terroir driven plots. With no general vintage declaration, several major producers have announced single quinta vintage releases instead.


2018 Vintage Port Declaration

Posted 18 May 2020

by Dia Grigoriou and Tony Carter

 

 

                Harvest at the Quinta do Noval winery. Credit: David Silverman/Getty Images


Shippers in the Douro announced that 2018 was another fabulous year for port wines. A few port shippers declared a classic vintage whilst others opted to declare their best single vineyard ports instead.

The declaration occurred in line with the tradition of declaring a vintage port on or after St. Gorges Day, 23rd April each year.

The 2018s are showing things are heating up in the Douro. Proof is that some shippers offered a rare third consecutive year declaration for their Vintage Port, following the exceptional 2016 & 2017 vintages. 

 


Accurately Dating Old Wines

Posted 21 February 2020

by Jamie Ashcroft

hubert

 

The forgery of wines has always been an issue, but recent stories like the Jefferson bottles have brought it more into the public eye. Nowadays the industry is fighting back with special seals and high-tech labels but thankfully, forgeries of aged wines are becoming easier to detect with the advancement of science.


The Niepoort VV

Posted 11 February 2020

by Jamie Ashcroft

Niepoort vv

 

Read about the legendary wine created by Eduard Marius van der Niepoort here.


A big welcome to Pocas Ports.

Posted 22 August 2019

by Vintage Wine and Port

POcas junior port

In February 2019, Ben Funnell and Tony Carter (our Manager and Owner) were invited to taste the amazing range of port available from Pocas. Hosted for the day by Pocas' head wine maker André Barbosa, they were treated to some of the crown jewels of the collection including a taste of a 100-year-old port bottled to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this historic port house.