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Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 2013

Release Notes

Made from handpicked grapes that went from vine to lagar in less than 40 minutes throughout the harvest, this wine is made up of the finest 5% of Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira’s total production. Resulting from a jointly fermented lagar of Sousão, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, this wine is extraordinary and stands out from previous Vintage Ports from this quinta, while still giving the fresh floral violet notes that so perfectly express the essence of this vineyard’s terroir. In the opinion of Manuel Rocha, a 4th generation wine taster in the tasting rooms of Vila Nova de Gaia, this is the best Single Quinta Vintage ever made at the estate, rivalling even the inaugural 1998 Vintage, the first made after the Symington family’s reacquisition of this quinta in the same year.

Component varieties:
Touriga Nacional – 35%
Touriga Franca – 40%
Sousão – 15%
V. Velha – 10%

With an opaque purple colour, the 2013 Senhora Ribeira Vintage reveals lifted floral aromas of esteva (rock-rose) and violet thanks to the traditional Douro grape varieties Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, with Sousão adding spice and fine acidity. This is a full-bodied wine, with excellent dark fruit flavours and a firm tannic backbone that on the palate clearly demonstrates Dow’s signature drier style.

Tasting Notes

Kim Marcus critic

Wine Spectator (November 15, 2015) source
2015 tasting note year

Very elegant, with plenty of floral notes to the dark fruit, mineral and Asian spice flavors. Shows plenty of grip on the powerful, suave finish. Drink now through 2040.

Score: 94 points

More about Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira

To learn more about Dow's here on The Vintage Port Site, read a brief Profile of the Dow's Brand, and detailed viticultural profiles of the two key Dow's properties, Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira.  If you would like to learn even more about Dow's history and the full range of Ports styles offered, visit the Dow's website.

See details of other years in which this wine was made

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