Quinta do Bomfim’s vineyards have the highest quality ‘A’grading conferred by the region’s wine regulatory body. The vineyards planted in varietal batches, allow each variety to be picked and subsequently vinified separately, thus allowing for each grape’s maximum potential to be achieved. The principal grape varieties are: Touriga Franca (30%); Touriga Nacional (20%); Tinta Barroca (13%); Tinta Roriz (13%) and old mixed vines (12%), whilst other grape varieties account for the remaining 12%. Two-thirds of the vineyard is 20 years plus, whilst one third is between 30 to 40 years old.
When young, Bomfim wines are purple-black, austere, complex and intensely concentrated; they are characterised by very fine peppery tannins. Over the centuries, the winemakers at Bomfim have evolved a style that suits this particular vineyard; fermentations are a little longer, resulting in a drier Port Wine that has become the hallmark of Dow’s. Abundant fruit flavours with hints of maple, raisins and ripe blackberries give elegance and poise to this wine. Spice and pepper balance the black chocolate flavours and these are very evident in all Bomfim Ports. The very high percentage of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional planted on the estate result in the powerful aromas of mint and violets on the finest Ports from Bomfim. This port comes in an attractive wooden box. SILVER MEDAL ISWC 2010
Current Reviews: 0