Senhora da Ribeira’s wines are some of the finest in the Douro and they complement those from Bomfim in the composition of Dow’s classic Vintage Ports. The latter would be incomplete if one of the two was absent.The quinta’s high proportion of old vines (45% are over 25 years old) is of critical importance. The old vines are very low-yielding, producing on average less than 1Kg of grapes each, giving intense and concentrated musts which are ideal for classic Vintage Port.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão, Old Vines
The Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira Porto Vintage 2015 is the result of a joint fermentation of Touriga Franca and Sousão, which was joined by a "lagar" of Touriga Nacional and also of Sousão. It presents a portentous structure, being still very austere and revealing a long end.
Store and Serve Advices:
Should be opened two hours before serving and decanted. Serve between 17º and 18º C. Store the bottle on its side, in a cool, dry and dark place.
Vintage Ports are after meal drinks. Take them with cheese like Stilton or Gorgonzola. But you can also incorporate them into a meal, combining for instance a Steak au Poivre with a young Vintage.
Reviews and Awards:
. 93 points in Robert Parker;
. 93 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 18 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 18 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas.