- #92 Wine Enthusiast Awards
Rare & Exclusive: To order this wine you will have to purchase a minimum of 4 bottles of wine.
Traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, from the older dry stone terraced vineyards at La Rosa. All the La Rosa vineyards are classified as A quality by the Casa do Douro.
The 30 Year Tawny is a blend of ports with an average age of thirty years. Every vintage the grapes are picked by hand at the end of September/October and trodden by foot in granite lagares. Each year we keep back some of the best quality port and use this to make up the 10, 20 and 30 year old tawny blends.
QUALITY & ENVIRONMENT:
We practice a sustainable agricultural regime being part of ADVID & SATIVA. We don’t use genetically modified organisms nor do we use animal products so vegetarians can drink our wines. We recycle where possible and are HACCP & BRC rated.
MATURATION & BOTTLING:
The port is stored in the La Rosa armazem in small 550L old oak casks or ‘pipes’. It is from this selection of fine old ports that we blend our dated tawnies. Unlike most port shippers, all products are stored and bottled in the Douro (at La Rosa and not Porto), allowing full traceability and ensuring quality from grape to bottle..
All our ports are made in the ‘house style’ namely slightly drier without any cloying
sweetness that can be associated with some other ports. We also work hard making sure the brandy is well integrated. As with our wines, we search for harmony and equilibrium from our vineyards and we try to enable the grapes to
express themselves in the bottle. The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction and tannin. This 30 year old has
a beautiful amber colour showing its age well. The long, slow maturation in old wooden pipes (550L barrels) has given this magnificent wine enormous elegance and complexity. On the nose, slightly dried fruit aromas with touches of balsamic vinegar, coffee and exotic wood are just some of its components. On the palate, it is simply delicious, almost light but with incredible intensity of flavour, soft, mouth filling with great persistence.
Aging: Drink Now
Alcohol: 19% | RS: 126 g/dm3
Total Acidity: 5.56 G/dm3 | Ph: 3.31
The wine would be best served with red meats
and more powerful dishes. It also goes well with
cheese, especially the Serra cheese found in
Portugal. It is a wine that can be drunk now or
aged for up to 10 years.