Port 1994 Quinta do Passadouro
Quinta do Passadouro, Vintage, Porto, Bottled and shipped by Nieport (Vinhos) S.A., Bottled in 1996
Provenance: CAT, 8/28/2014
The early 1800s was a watershed era for the vintners of Portugal’s Douro Valley, On one hand, the grape harvest of 1820, after fermenting and aging for four years, presented connoisseurs with a wine of remarkable sweetness, with “plenty of crust and plenty of color…and a well-stained cork,” according to T.G. Shaw, who recorded his views in Wine, the Vine, and the Cellar (1863), The remarkable vintage established Portuguese wine as a favorite among the British.
Quinta do Passadouro
Quinta do Passadouro belongs to Dieter Bohrmann since 1991.Until 2003 this quinta was a joint venture between Bohrmann and Dirk Niepoort and supplied grapes to wines from Niepoort. Also Vintage Ports have been declared and today Jorge Borges is the wine maker on the estate.