Senhora do Convento
Senhora do Convento

Ports

Port wine is produced in a carefully delineated part of the Douro region that extends 100km east of the city of Porto covering an area of 74,130 acres. The vineyard is essentially strewed on terraces, classified according to a quality range that considers the soils’ quality, the sun exposure and the varieties of grapes.

Table Wines

Senhora Do Convento produces sensuous red table wines from three claasic Portugeuse varietals: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz. All which are grown on the property. Our table wines are aged in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks at the winery.


Vintage Port – 2011

Score 97-99

The 2011 vintage is remarkable. There is a consistent purity to the fruit, with the fruit coming in two forms – sweet, ripe and lush or sharp acidic and focused. The sweet ports often come with powerful tannins that promise a long life but are so sweet and fruity that they are surprisingly easy to drink today. In this respect they remind me of the 1994 vintage when that was first released.

Quinta da Senhora do Convento

Very herbaceous nose, bringing crushed endives and salad leaves along with the fruit. Time blew off some excess sulphur to revewal beautiful pure fruit on the palate in a satin smooth body. The tannins are huge but superbly ripe to give a massive palate presence. The aftertaste is an incredibly complex explosion of fruit salad and leads to an immense and complex finish. This is a stunning port and one of the absolute stars of the vintage.

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Suggested Retail Price:  139 Euro


Senhora do Convento Late Bottle Vintage

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Late Bottle Vintage (LBV)

Our Late Bottled Vintage Ports are solely crafted from grapes grown in an excellent year and are aged between 4 and 6 years in chestnut or oak barrels before being bottled. These fine Ports are characterized by tastes of very mature fruits which will continue to evolve for many years after being bottled.

LBV years available: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003

Wine Enthusiast: LBV 1996 – Score 91
Fortified Masters Blind Tasting: LBV 2003 – Bronze Metal

Senhora do Convento Tawny Ports

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Tawny Ports

Our Tawny Ports are characterized by flavors of dry fruits, wood and spices. These unique amber coloured ports age in oak barrels slowly get oxidized over a long period of time. Tawnies are created in the traditional style of mixing different wines until the perfect blend is
achieved.

Available tawnies: 10, 20 and 40 years old
Suggested Retail Price:  20 Year Tawny – 51.90 Euro

Senhora do Convento Vintage Ports

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Vintage Ports

Our Vintage Ports are a blend of grapes from a superb year and are aged two years before the I.V.P. (Instituto do Vinhos do Porto) give their approval and determine these ports to be from Vintage years.

The color is almost black and it ages for 2 years before being bottled without any kind of filtration. While in their youth, our vintage ports are a powerful wine characterized by a rich color and long lasting flavors. Vintage ports will continue to age for several years.

Available years: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009

Wine Enthusiast: Vintage Port 1999 – Score 90

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2013: 
Vintage Port 2009 – Great Gold Medal

Fortified Masters Blind Tasting: 
Vintage Port 2009 – Gold Medal

Suggested Retail Price:  1999 Vintage Port – 49 Euro
Suggested Retail Price:  2000 Vintage Port – 185 Euro
Suggested Retail Price:  2003 Vintage Port – 44 Euro
Suggested Retail Price:  2009 Vintage Port – 59 Euro

Senhora do Convento Table Wines

Senhora do Convento

Table Wines

Our red table wines are a blend of three classic Portuguese varietals: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, grown on the property, and are aged in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks at the winery.

Tasting notes:
Very dark color. Intense nose of ripe, black berries, oak, vanilla and pepper aromas. Concentrated mouth withgood structure and well balanced final with strong ripe tannins. Serve at 16ºC.

Production:
13% alc./vol. | Total acidity 6.55g/l | Volatile acidity 0.65g/l

Suggested Retail Price: Quinta do Convento Red Table Wine – 21.90 Euro

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Ruby Porto

An easy drinking, fresh young PORTO. Apricots, figs and ripe berries with an exotic finish. Refreshing on the rocks with a slice of orange or lemon or serve slightly chilled.

SDC Ruby PORTO Pairs well with: gamey meats, duck, fruity desserts, fresh flavorful cheeses and milk chocolate.

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Suggested Retail Price 19.95 Euro

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Tawny Porto

Masculine, spicy tawny PORTO with wet leather undertones. Brazilian nuts and burnt cream finish. Deep reddish-tawny colour. Aged 4 years in wood. Serve cool and neat or in a Portuguese mojito (mint, limes, tawny, paparkling water and ice: SHAKEN)

SDC Tawny PORTO pairs well with: roasted pork, steak, cigars, black licorice and dark chocolate.

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Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2013: 
Silver Medal

Suggested Retail Price: 19.95 Euro

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Ruby Port Special Reserve

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2013: 
Gold Medal

Fortified Masters Blind Tasting: 
Bronze Metal (one of only three medals in this category)

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Proprietor’s Red Blend

Douro 2012 – Vinho Tinto

Vineyard: A total of 25 hectares, the property is planted with traditional Douro grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Touring Franca.

Varieties: 40% Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca 10%, 30% Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca 20%

Harvest: Slow Maturation during the summer. Harvest later then normal. Fresh and elegant wines.

Suggested Retail Price: 25.00 Euro

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40 Year Old Tawny

This rare tawny comes from classic Douro grapes blended from the oldest vineyards on the Senhora Do Convento estate.40 years old Tawny wines are those that always present exceptional qualities to age and great aromatic concentration and complexity. Ageing ends in 550 liters “pipas” and 225 oak barrels held within cool stone cellars of the Sao Pedro Das Aguias (Saint Peter of the Eagles) Monastery.

Production:
Blends are bottled 2 to 3 months before expedition
19,6%alc./vol. | Bé 4,4 | Residual sugars 119g/l

Tasting Notes:
Very evolved brown coffee colour. Intense and complex on the nose: coffee, honey, wood, spices, dried fruits. Very full in the mouth, concentrated with a long, long finish.
Serve at 16ºC as a digestive or with a cigar.

Wine Enthusiast: Score 93
Suggested Retail Price: 245 Euro

 

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10 Year Old Tawny

10 years old Tawny present a lighter structure and colour as a result of ageing in barrels. The result: complex and aromatic. Ageing begins in large oak and chestnut tanks for the first few years then transferred to 550 litre “pipas.” 19.5% alc./vol. Residual sugars 104g/l Tasting notes: Brown ruby colour. Aromas of fresh figs, red berry jam, grilled wood. Soft and fresh in the mouth with wooden and dried fruit taste.

Wine Enthusiast: Score 89

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2013: 
Gold Medal

Suggested Retail Price: 29 Euro