2018 Vintage Fortified


Wine Notes

Picked from a small block of three Portuguese varieties, our modern style Vintage Fortified is made up of 60% Touriga Nacional, 20% Tinta Cão, 20% Tinta Negra Mole. Grapes were all harvested on the same day. First crushed and destemmed, then foot trodden in the traditional Portuguese way by my kids. The base wine was fermented cool and slow, so it would retain its delicate aromatics. The wine was pressed off, fortified with Brandy spirit and left on lees of 10 months. We have left our Vintage Fortified with less residual sugar than most traditional Fortifieds (approx. 56g residual sugar), but this was done in order to maintain better balance in the wine. 

Only 24 cases of six available.

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Recent Reviews

The Wine Front

“Touriga Nacional, Tino Cao, Tinta Negra Mole. A first crack at a VP style for Wes Pearson, I believe.  Classic styling here. Purple fruit and floral perfume, clean spirit, new leather car interior, crushed blackberry. It’s not too full on, or gluggy, light tannin grip, again all the perfume and subtle sweetness, but it’s fruit driven rather than sugared up in style. Finish is long and fresh. It’s wholly admirable in style, and beautifully made. It will keep, I suspect, for as long as you’d like, and gain further complexity as it goes.”

94 /100