The main components are old mixed vines of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz
Quinta de Roriz can trace its roots back to the late 18th century when Robert Archibald, a Scotsman, planted a vineyard along a beautiful 2-mile stretch of the Douro River between Pinhão and Tua. Archibald used vines imported from Burgundy and a varietal that is now known as Tinta Francisca. Quinta de Roriz is now owned by the Symington Family and Bruno Prats and is the jewel crown of their joint venture for producing premium Douro DOC wines in the Douro Valley. Quinta de Roriz produces a small amount of Vintage Port. However the majority of its production is used for making the top quality DOC wines of Chryseia, Post Scriptum and Prazo de Roriz. The 42-hectare vineyard is situated at an altitude between 400 and 800 feet on the south bank of the river, an ideal positioning for the production of the region's best wines. Quinta de Roriz was one of the pioneers of single quinta wines in the 19th century and has been producing them longer then any other produce.
What The Critics Say
Winemaker notes on 2004
An immense deep purple-black colour, a rich and lifted nose of violets and spices. On the palate, it has complex flavours of rich black chocolate, ripe red fruits and a fine finish of peppery tannins that will give great ageing potential.
95/100 Wine Spectator, James Suckling (2003 vintage)
"Big and concentrated, with a massive tannic structure and loads of very sweet fruit. It goes on and on on the palate. Very impressive and muscular. This single quinta really excelled in 2003. Great pedigree too. I once had the 1865 Roriz and it was fantastic."
Parker's Wine Advocate, Jay S Miller (2007 vintage)
"The purple/black 2007 Quinta do Roriz Vintage Port displays a pleasing perfume of violets, incense, spice box, and assorted black fruits. On the palate it has excellent volume with plenty of round, layered, succulent fruit and an overall friendly personality. Impeccably balanced, this mid-weight Port will evolve for 6-8 years and drink well through 2027. It offers solid value."
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