430th Anniversary Celebration Edition Ruby Reserve Port
Croft was established in 1588, making it the oldest Port House still in operation. To celebrate the rich history that has passed down from generation to generation, they’ve released this limited 430th Anniversary Celebration Edition.
Crafted in a Ruby Reserve Port style, this wine is silky smooth, not too heavy and brimming with black cherry, hedgerow blackberry, cassis and strawberry jam. We recommend serving at around 12-16°C with an English cheeseboard, dark chocolate or berry-based desserts, and festive fare such as mince pies, cranberry-packed stollen and Christmas cake. The label features the “Sinking of the Spanish Armada in 1588” painted by Dutch artist Jan Luyken, and you can quite imagine this squat flagon-shaped bottle sliding about on one of those galleons.
The Croft story begins unexpectedly in York. Henry Thomson began trading wine in the city in 1588. War with France caused the Thompsons to refocus their business on Portugal, and the family later married into the Croft’s family a century later, giving birth to Croft Port as we know it today. The family-run business owns immaculate terraced vineyards throughout the region, including Quinta da Roêda – one of the Douro Valley’s star vineyards. Their approach a juxtaposition of tradition and innovation; still employing foot stomping in the winery, but also being first to create a rosé Port.
SKU No.: 2831644
Style No.: 708887
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 20%
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