Krohn Colheita 1982

Krohn Colheita 1982

Region
Douro, Portugal
Vintage:
1982
Producer:
Wiese & Krohn
Grapes:
Touriga Nacional
Wine Description:

Colheitas are single vintage Tawny Ports aged in cask for many years and the Krohn Colheita 1982 has has 35 years cask aging. Because of this long, slow, oxidative aging, the Port develops a rich and intense toffee, nutty, molasses character.

Producer Description

Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two Norwegians - Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn - shipping initially to Scandinavia and Germany. In the century and a half since its foundation, Krohn has built up an outstanding reputation. Long renowned for the quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house, and each wine excels in its category. Much of the secret lies in the high quality of their vineyards - the magical combination of terroir, locality, aspect, incline and low-yielding vines. Their Quinta do Retiro Novo estate in Sarzedinho, in the Rio Torto valley (where vinification takes place), is all A grade vineyard. Indeed Krohn only work with grapes from A-graded vineyards across all of their ports, and their top wines are still trodden by foot. Since 2013 Krohn has been part of the Fladgate Partnership - alongside Taylor's, Fonseca and Croft.