Taylor Fladgate to release two Single Quinta 2019 Vintage Ports
The Ports will be cellared for release at a later date to help satisfy market demand for mature Single Quinta Vintage Port.
Taylor Fladgate will bottle two Single Quintas from 2019: Quinta de Vargellas and Quinta de Terra Feita. Commenting the announcement, Taylor Fladgate’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, states: ‘The 2019 harvest has produced excellent wines with extensive longevity to age in bottle. Quinta de Vargellas 2019 Port shows the elegance and composure which we associate with this great estate, whereas Quinta de Terra Feita 2019 Port expresses a sumptuous opulence and earthiness, hallmark of this historic property.” He adds: “Taylor Fladgate has always offered Single Quinta Vintage Port as a mature Port as we are currently selling the Quinta de Vargellas 2013. By putting these aside we are looking to satisfy demand for such Ports in 2029/2030.
Taylor Fladgate's wine maker David Guimaraens noted: “The cool conditions in August and the much-welcomed rain on the 25th and 26th August, were key to preserving the natural acidity of the grapes that is one of the characteristics of the Ports from 2019. The Vargellas 2019 has an attractive crisp acidity and expresses its terroir with great precision. Picking at Terra Feita started on the 22nd September under hot weather, with extraordinarily healthy grapes, which was a critical factor in the quality of the Ports. Yields were relatively low, but this was made up for in the depth and structure of the 2019 Vintage ports."
Presently Quinta de Vargellas 2013 and Quinta de Terra Feita 2005 are widely available at wine merchants.
CASES PRODUCED QUINTA DE VARGELLAS VINTAGE PORT 2019: 5.000
CASES PRODUCED QUINTA DE TERRA FEITA VINTAGE PORT 2019: 1.500