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Grahams Releases Special Edition Six Grapes Port


Graham’s has released a special edition Port under its Six Grapes label made from a rare blend of grapes sourced from old vine riverside vineyards.

Just 2,000 cases of the limited edition ‘River Quintas’ Six Grapes Port have been produced, following on from the success of the limited release of Graham’s Six Grapes ‘Old Vines’ in 2014.

Graham’s Six Grapes is produced every year using only the best grapes grown across Graham’s five vineyard estates. The new Six Grapes ‘River Quintas’ edition is a blend of grapes from two of Graham’s riverside quintas: Quinta do Tua and Quinta dos Malvedos.

Graham’s winemakers Charles Symington and Henry Shotton blended wines from Quinta do Tua’s old stone terraces and Quinta dos Malvedos’ Vinha dos Barcos vineyard, which is known for producing extraordinarily concentrated Touriga Franca grapes.

“There is an old tradition which dictates that the finest properties in the Douro are those that hear the murmur of the river flowing by,” said Paul Symington, of Symington Family Wines.

“It is wines from these vineyards that we have drawn on to blend ‘River Quintas’ and the resulting Port certainly does not dispel the myth. At once spicy and intensely fruity, this wine has perfect maturity, outstanding richness and concentration of flavour.”

Read more at source The Drinks Business

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