Comentário de Roy Hersh ao Porto Quevedo Rose
Nota do editor: no inicio de Maio tivemos o prazer de receber na nossa adega o Sr. Roy Hersh, do For the Love of Port, durante o Fortification Tour 2009. Na newsletter de Junho de 2009, que é sempre uma das melhores fontes de informaçãp sobre Vinho do Porto, fez um comentário ao nosso Quevedo Rosé que gostava de partilhar convosco, uma vez que me deu autorização para tal. Aqui fica na língua original.
From what I have been told, this wine is now available in Portugal, The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. I tried it while visiting the Quevedo family and it is a very sweet version and especially if mixed in a Port Tonic this should be a great success. This was the third Port producers Pink/Rose Port Ive tried so far.
In a future newsletter, I will recount our recent visit to Quevedo during the 2009 Fortification Tour in May. We had a really terrific time at their property, which to put this in perspective, is very close to Quinta de Vargellas in the Douro Superior. The wines and especially their Ports, from LBVs dating back to 1968, a few Vintage Ports, a very solid 10 year old Tawny and a handful of Colheitas too, were a tremendous and pleasant surprise!
Not prepared to release my tasting note yet, but I must say that the 2007 Quevedo Vintage Port that I had that afternoon, as well as the bottle I tasted blind over three days, was mighty impressive. This is a Port shipper to keep an eye on. I can only hope that they will find an importer in the USA!Speaking of which, I believe they are coming over to America next month to partake in the American . If you have not visited the Quevedo blog as of yet go check it out.
Last and definitely not least: There is more great news from the Quevedo family. They will be releasing their first Colheitas to the aforementioned marketplaces, which will include the 1992, 1994 and 1995 vintage Colheitas. We tried others as well, going back to 1968, but that is a story for
another day. My favorite of the new releases was the 1994 which was wonderful for such a youngster!