The winter of 2004, and much of 2005, was very dry – leading to small berries and relatively low vine vigour. However, ripening proceeded well, although more slowly than usual, and the dry conditions were relievd by steady rainfall at the start of September. This enabled the grapes to complete ripening and deliver a well-balanced crop. The wine is matured in wood for at least seven years, and often much longer, as it usually bottled when the wine is due to leave the cellar.
Brick red colour. Pronounced nose of sultanas, dried apricot and raspberry, and a touch of spice. The palate is rich and complex with layers of dried fruits, butterscotch, hazelnut, spice and cinnamon. Full and generous on the finish.
Krohn suggest that this wine benefits from being served slightly chilled (12 – 16ºC). It doesn’t need to be decanted , and it’s worth noting that colheitas can be enjoyed for a while after opening without losing freshness and vibrancy – optimum drinking time after opening is 2-3 months. Perhaps pair with pecan pie, apple strudel or crème brulée.