Vintage Ports are made exclusively from grapes of one harvest. Bottled after two years in barrels, it is in the bottle that the long and slow aging process turns young wine into a magnificent Vintage Port.
2009 will be remembered as a year of low yields. hot, arid conditions produced concentrated musts, rich in colour, tannins and sugar. An early start to the harvest ensured that the wines had a good acid balance and avoided over ripeness.