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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port 2005

Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca & Tinta Roriz

Growing Region: Douro Valley, Portugal

Chief Winemaker: Jorge Moreira

Gold Medal - NZ International Wine Show - 2008.

Quinta de La Rosa is a small estate in the heart of the Port wine-growing region in Alto Douro, near Pinhao, owned and operated by the Bergqvist family: Tim, his wife Patricia, son Philip and his two daughters, Sophia and Olivia, with the aid of the talented winemaker Jorge Moreira since 2002.
Made from traditional port varieties; Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz, from the older dry stone terraced vineyards at La Rosa. A high proportion of the blend came from Vale do Inferno, found at the back of the property. This site was planted by Sophia's great grandfather before the First World War and boasts some of the highest dry stone walls in the Douro. The more complex notes of this 2005 vintage port were kept in wooden oak - 25 pipe tonels before being blended and then bottled in April 2007.
Great concentration of aromas which are both profound and slightly mysterious. The 2005 is a port without any weak points. It has excellent texture, complexity and equilibrium. Tannins of the highest quality give a wonderful length to this impressive vintage port.
Serving temperature: winter 18C, summer 14C.

Drinking perfectly well this winter; and well age gracefully for another 15-20 years.

Perfect match with chocolate desserts, cheese selections and mixed nuts, enjoy.


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