Warre’s, founded in 1670, was the first British Port company established in Portugal. Pioneer of a great tradition, Warre’s history is synonymous with that of Port itself. This family owned company’s Ports are distinguished by their elegance and their fresh, perfumed aromas.
The the south easterly aspect and higher altitude of this quinta result in a late ripening cycle at this estate, which dictates the style of Cavadinha Ports: they are fresh, elegant and have very fine aromas. Old vines make up a very high proportion of the vineyard, consequently these wines are dark and concentrated, as are the wines from the lower vineyards that border the Pinhão River. The wines from the higher terraces just below the winery are less concentrated but very fresh and have superb aromas of tea-rose and violets. With age, the Cavadinha wines develop even more elegance and balance; the nose can give aromas of very fine old burgundy after some years in bottle.
The Cavadinha wines are at the heart of Warre’s Vintage Ports, and in the years between declarations often produce a fine single Quinta Vintage Port, which is bottled and then held for aging in Warre’s own cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. The Quinta Vintage Ports are generally released for sale around ten years after harvest.