Portugal’s wine industry is being decimated by high costs of production and regulation and “something’s gotta give”, says leading Douro producer Paul Symington.
Symington Family Estates is releasing three very limited 2012 Ports that are up for sale prior to the public release of the wines, which in some cases won’t be available to the market until 2020 at the earliest.
Port wine is having a renaissance and London restaurant “The Sign of the Don”, in partnership with the Sandeman Port wine, is offering the public a rare chance to sample the wines which go as far back as 1944.
The Fladgate Partnership has declared the release of three 2012 vintage Ports from Taylor’s Quinta do Vargellas, Fonseca’s Guimaraens and Croft’s QUinta do Roêda on St George’s Day.
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