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Product Description

This wine comes from the Symington family’s Douro Valley vineyards in Northern Portugal, and in particular from those which traditionally supply the House of Dow’s, one of the family’s premier Port marques. For many years, the Vale do Bomfim red wine was made by the family solely for their own enjoyment and to serve to visiting guests, whose repeated complimentary remarks and encouragement, led to the wine’s launch commercially. First offered in the US market, where it has consistently received very favorable reviews, the Vale do Bomfim is being offered in a growing number of other countries.

VINTAGE OVERVIEW
Despite being a challenging year, 2009 produced spectacular wines. This tough year was characterized by lower than average rainfall, unstable weather in the spring and virtual no rain during the hot summer. It is in such demanding years when skillful vineyard management and winemaking come to the fore. Winemakers conducted meticulous grape selection in the vineyards, to ensure the finest fruit was available for this wine.

Additional Information

Age conditions

18+

Alcohol percentage

14%

Barrel aged

Bottled mid July 2010, following 10 months in French Oak

Storage

Store the bottle horizontally in a dark place with a constant cool temperature, ideally 55ºF.

Drinking status

Although ready for immediate consumption, this wine will continue to develop very favorably in bottle for another 1 to 2 years.

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