Quinta da Devesa was included in the first map of the Douro Demarcated Region, created by Baron Forrester in 1844. Acquired by Fortunato family in 1941. Since then it has been an independent family company, dedicated to the production of port wine. Located in the transition zone from Baixo Corgo to Cima Corgo, and only 10 kms away from Peso da Régua, Quinta da Devesa vineyards and winery are located on a promontory which overlooks the confluence of the rivers Douro and Corgo, from here you can see the valleys, rivers and mountains of the region all in one place.
Made from traditional white grapes picked from a single vineyard in the Baixo Cargo sub region of the Douro Valley in same year of the moon landing! Which is probably why it tastes out of this world! Colheitas are dated Tawnies from one single harvest. The minimum age requirement is 7 years, but the tradition at Quinta da Devesa is to age several more years before bottling. The wine ages at the cellars in ‘balseiros’, ‘tonéis’ or 550l casks. Produced and aged in Quinta da Devesa for 50 years, this Colheita Port was bottled in 2018.
This Porto Colheita 1969 White presents us with an outstanding bouquet, a very crisp acidity, due to the complexity, refined quality and long finish. This White Colheita is really impressive in it’s aromas of candied orange, exotic resins and honey hints. It is really delicious and subtle, with a very long and vigorous aftertaste. Serving Temperature: Serve at 14ºC. Once opened, it can be enjoyed over the next two weeks if you can make it last!
Marvel at it all by itself chilled or with grilled mango and a dollop of coconut custard, or a fine selection of cheeses or pecan pie with vanilla ice-cream!