Croft Pink 75cl
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|Product Category:||Beers, Wines & Spirits > Spirits & Fortified Wine > Sherry & Fortified Wine|
FINE PORTS SINCE 1588.
Distinctive and Exclusive.
Croft Pink is the first ever Port with a beautiful light ruby colour, achieved from light contact with the skins of traditional Port grapes - lighter in style with a unique crisp and fruity flavour.
CROFT, FOUNDED IN 1588 IS RENOWNED WORLDWIDE FOR PORTS OF DISTINCTION.
- Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
- Country of Origin: Portugal
- Recycling Info: Glass Pack
- Pack Type: Bottle
Preparation and Usage
Serve chilled or over ice.
Serve chilled in a wine glass for maximum enjoyment.
Quinta & Vineyard Bottler Vinhos SA,
Vila Nova de Gaia.
|Tasting Notes||Light in style with a unique crisp and fruity flavour.|
|Storage Instructions||This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 1 year|
|Country of Origin||Portugal|
|Grape Variety||Tinta Baroca, Tinta Cão, Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional|
|Producer||The Fladgate Partnership|
|Vinification Details||Croft Pink Port is the first of its kind- a pioneering Rosé Port created by our team of winemakers to be fresh, fruity crisp and appealing. It is made in the same way as a Rosé wine- red grapes are left on their skins as fermentation commences, losing some of their colour to give the must a beguiling pink colour. Like all Port, Croft Pink is fortified with a neutral grape spirit of 77% alcohol by volume, which stops the fermentation. This keeps the wine sweet, and raises the alcoholic strength to 19.5%.|
|History||Croft is the oldest Port house, and can trace its history back to 1588, the year of the Spanish Armada. Croft has aged its wines in the same premises in Vila Nova da Gaia at the mouth of the Douro River since the nineteenth century. These include the famous Terreirinho vault, which measures 140 metres from end to end. Since returning to family ownership in 2001, Croft's lodges and cellars are now open to the public once more.|
|Regional Information||Vines have grown on the steep and rocky slopes of the Douro valley in Northern Portugal since Roman times. The soil is schist, a hard rock which often has to be broken up using dynamite when planting. Vines are one of the few plants to survive here, and have to put roots down as much as 25 feet in order to find water. Summers can be hot, and winters very cold, but the Douro's unique and austere beauty means that it is now a World Heritage Site.|
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Women 2-3 units a day
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