Quinta da Pedra Alta No. 10 Ten-Year-Old Tawny Port

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5600212721035
Bottle Size: 500 ml
Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper

Raw Materials

Grapes

Composition

Sugar content 107g/litre
pH: 3.8
Total Acidity: 4.1g/litre
C02 injected? No

Allergens and Additives

Contains Sulphur Dioxide

Wood maturation

Type of wood used for main maturation: Port Seasoned
Type of vessel used for main maturation: Port Pipe 650 Ltrs

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Suitable for Vegetarians
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More about Alta No. 10 Ten-Year-Old Tawny Port

Produced by: Quinta Da Pedra Alta
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alc./vol: 19.5%

Proof: 39°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 10 years

Product of: Product of Portugal Portugal

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Alta No. 10 is a Tawny Port made in traditional granite lagars and aged in old casks. It is ready to drink now but will gain further complexity over the next 20+ years with the correct cellaring.
A blend of Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, and Touriga Franca Schist grapes handpicked from high vineyards between 250 and 400 metres above sea level. The grapes are hand-sorted and destemmed before going into the granite lagars where they are foot-stomped for up to four hours.

The grape must is fermented by wild yeasts at temperatures ranging from 20-25°C, and spirit is then added to stop fermentation. The ferments are then drained, pressed, and filled into old port pipes for aging and eventual blending and bottling.

The blend includes a small proportion of wine from old barrels (at least 40 years old). The winemakers aim is "to deliver an elegant, complex Ten-Year-Old Tawny style where the sweetness takes a back seat and
the Pedra Alta acidity provides the focus."

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 29/03/2021

Appearance:

Clear, tawny red.

Aroma:

Dried fruits, toffee, caramel, and brazil nut.

Taste:

Rich dried fruit and caramel with a delicate touch of oak and a cleansing bite of citrusy acidity.

Aftertaste:

Fruit is more prune-like with dry tannins and very delicate spice.

Overall:

Rich fruit is tamed by delicate oak and a touch of citrusy acidity.

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