Warre’s Quinta da Cavadinha, which traditionally provides the majority of the final Warre’s blend, experienced their lowest ever yields. This, combined with a late harvest which began on 2nd October, resulted in small thick-skinned berries being received into the winery. The 2000 is a concentrated port, betraying characteristic Warre’s warmth and ripe fruit, with some suggestions of liquorice on the long finish.
The Douro valley is the home of Port production and is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. The vineyards follow a band of Schist along the valley rising up in steep terraced slopes from the river. Upstream lies Spains Ribera del Duero. Increasingly, unfortified wines are produced here, but it is really for great vintage port that the region is known.