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See details of the wines declared or bottled from the year 1908:

1908 Vintage

A great vintage, delicate and balanced, all companies declaring.  Light in body and delicately flavoured.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

Despite very little rain early in the year, there was a good fruit set.  Welcome rain arrived on 4 and 24 August, and conditions ahead of harvest were noted as very similar to those in 1896 (a legendary year).

Harvest began at all three quintas 17 September and was general by the 21st.

Winemaker's Overview

We began the Vintage at the three quintas on the 17th, the grapes being free from any disease and have matured evenly and well. On the 21st the gathering was general in perfect vintaging weather and from that date until today 29th when JW (John Warre) left for England, everything points to 1908 turning out the best year since the phylloxera swept away all the Portuguese vines.
Amyas Warre
29 September 1908

1908s all well and showing a remarkable character.
Amyas Warre
26 Feb 1909



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