Quinta de Ervamoira, 2017

Vintage Port

Bottle size: 1 x 75cl

ABV: 20%


$107.72 USD

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Review Scores
*** 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson ***

Tasting Note
Very deep colour with violet reflexes. lively and intense aromas of raspberry, strawberry and forest fruit. Hints of rock-rose, black pepper and cocoa.

Full bodied with a gripping tannin structure which is alive, dense and has fresh fruit flavours searing through. a very long and enjoyable finish.

Deep and opaque purple centre with a narrow scarlet outer rim. A complex and mature bouquet dominated by black fruit, cherry plum and blackcurrant which surround notes of chocolate and liquorice. Delicate aromas of violets and touches of bergamot.

On the palate this is a powerful win, with density and great volume. Silky tannins are well integrated with the highly concentrated fruit. A fresh and almost never ending finish.

Jorge Rosas, CEO of Ramos Pinto, has said 2017 is “an exceptional year – the 2017s are without a doubt up there with our best vintages. We always listen to the vines and what they tell us, that has always been the Ramos way, and in 2017 we had fantastic quality in the vineyards.”

As with Symington Family Estates and Quinta do Noval who have also declared the 2017 vintage, Ramos Pinto reported a hot year and an unusually early start to the harvest.

Picking began at the same time at Quinta de Ervamoira and Bom Retiro when harvesting there is normally separated by three weeks.

The conditions led to extremely healthy but also concentrated grapes, with master blender Ana Rosas commenting: “The decision to release a Vintage Port always starts in vineyards with the quality of the fruit not in the winemaking. In 2017, the vineyards gave us fantastic quality both in Quinta de Ervamoira and Bom Retiro.”




*** 17.5/20 Jancis Robinson ***
60% Touriga Nacional, 15% Touriga Franca, 10% Sousão, 19% Tinta Barroca, 5% Tinto Cão. Foot trodden and fermented in lagares. TA 4.6 g/l, pH 3.7, RS 98 g/l.
Less open on the nose than the Ramos Pinto 2017. More subtle and refined, more withheld and pure, darker fruited. Even though it is more restrained, it has greater intensity and concentration on the palate, with real finesse in the tannin texture and a little more obvious freshness for sophisticated harmony. (JH)

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