Limited edition Anniversary wines
The birthday celebrations culminated on 19 April at The Lodge Hotel in Porto with the launch of two exclusive 20th Anniversary wines: a Douro Boys Anniversary Cuvée red 2021 Magnum and Douro Boys Anniversary Very Old Tawny Port.
For the Red Cuvée, each of the five producers gave two barrels of their most outstanding wines from the 2021 harvest. Only 1,350 individually numbered magnums of the exceptional cuvée will be bottled.
Quinta do Vallado entered the Adelaide and Granja, Quinta do Crasto added two barrels of the top scoring Vinha da Ponte, Niepoort gave two barrels of their famous Batuta and Van Zellers added two from their best centenary vineyards, Vinha Alampassa and Vinha do Muro. All these wines are field blends from old vineyards (Vinhas Velhas), planted with more than 30 grape varieties, most dating back to between 1900 and 1950. Quinta do Vale Meão contributed a barrel of Touriga Franca from Vinha Grande and a barrel of Touriga Nacional from Vinha das Pulgas. The final blend was “seasoned” with two percent Touriga Nacional from Quinta do Vale Meão, vinified in the traditional Douro manner using whole bunches, including the stems.