Alta No. 10 is an elegant, luscious, complex Tawny Port, made in our traditional granite lagars, aged in old casks and ready to drink now.
Very complex aroma, showing lots of dried fruits, toffee, caramel and cask notes. On the palette it luscious, complex tawny with a velvety texture and a refreshing finish.
The grapes are handpicked, hand sorted and destemmed into granite lagars, where they are foot-stomped for up to four hours. The must is then fermented by wild yeasts at temperatures ranging from 20-25°C, and spirit is then added at the appropriate time to stop fermentation. At the end of the maceration the ferments are drained, pressed, and transferred to old port casks to undergo maturation, before eventual blending and bottling. As with all ports, blending is the key and we use a variety of aged parcels, with different levels of sweetness and acidity including a small proportion of some really old barrels (at least 40 years old). The 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. This is the first Ten-Year-Old produced on the estate and is a fitting tribute to the positive impact João has had on the estate since he started in 2009.
Serve slightly chilled as an aperitif and as a perfect accompaniment to chocolate desserts or strong cheese.
"Dates, redcurrants, bonfires and peat - a touch roasted but lovely and soft on the palate. Woody, spicy clove aromas." - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 90pts | Silver Medal
"...Packaged in a modern see-through bottle which shows off the pale amber-tawny colour, this wine has a rich heady quality and flattering cherry sweetness. 16.5/20" - Richard Mayson
|Grapes||Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, and Touriga Franca|
|Suitable for Vegans||Yes|
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