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No vintage wines declared or bottled from the year 1973

1973 Vintage

Not declared.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

Early September was wet and cool, but that cleared off by the time picking started on the 17th in the Rio Torto, and Bomfim on the 20th. Graduations were a little low and producers wondered if they hadn’t started too early, but wet weather set in on 1st October for almost a week, so after all it was a good decision, as the best quintas had been fully harvested before then. Harvest weather generally ideal, fine sunny days and cool nights.

Winemaker's Overview

Colour, flavour and ‘nose’ of the finest musts was good and with cool fermentations promises well for the best wines which will certainly be very well balanced. Throughout the Douro grapes were healthy with no traces of podre (rot)… very sound wines have been made and some could well prove to be very good indeed.

Michael D Symington
21 October 1973

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