Churchill’s is the youngest of all the Port houses, founded in 1981 by Johnny, the youngest son of the Graham port family. After his father sold the family business in 1970, Johnny committed himself to learning the craft of port-making on his own. From the age of 20, he worked in the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, on the rabelo boats bringing barrels of young port down river, and in the cellars and tasting rooms of Vila Nova da Gaia. Apprenticing under port master John Smithe of Cockburn Smithe’s, Johnny quickly learned the art of winemaking and by his late 20s had developed a reputation as one of the trade’s best tasters.
Churchill’s (named after Johnnys wife; Caroline Churchill) are now the last remaining independent British port house, and they plan to keep it that way. With exceptional quality in the vineyards, Churchill´s creates a modern style of Port with very fresh acidity that makes the wines not only powerful in style but also with lightness and many layers of different flavors and aromas.
The grapes come from old vineyards in the Cima Corgo region of the Douro. After fermentation, the wine is stored in used oak barrels for about 20 years.
Delicate floral and red fruity tones of moreno cherries on the palette, nutty tones of almonds that give an extra layer and depth. A combination of ripe and fresh flavors in its finesse. The aftertaste is long and delicious.
REGION: Porto, Portugal
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca (Fieldblend)
ARTICLE CODE: 7375702
PRICE INC. VAT: SEK 369