Never one to rest on her laurels, Sophia Bergqvist has invested significantly over the last few years at La Rosa with the construction of a new winery. New granite lagares, fermentation tanks and an automatic basket press have been purchased, a carefully thought out tasting room overlooking the Douro River has been constructed, an extensive area for entertaining has been created, as well as a number of apartments and guest rooms built to develop the tourism side of the business. You can’t help but be impressed with the scale of this project and admire Sophia Bergqvist’s vision for this family Quinta, whilst she has maintained the integrity of the old building and the charm of a family estate in the Douro.
Quinta de La Rosa Vintage Port 1979
A luscious and free-fruited example of beautifully aged single vintage port..
These ‘undeclared’ ports are from the years before the estate bottled its own wines, which was started by Sofia once more in 1988. In these earlier periods as part of the contract for selling fruit to the likes of Sandemans they received some of the vintage made with their grapes. As the wine was never meant for sale – and we had to REALLY ask to get some once we had tasted it at the quinta – the wines were never labelled or declared to the authorities and in receipt of their stamp. This is all our little secret, OK? A lovely snapshot of the history of the estate in delicious, vinous form – is there any better kind..?
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- Reference #:
- 20 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
- Tempranillo (Tinto Fino / Tinto Roriz / Tinto de Toro), Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
What do I pay for delivery?
Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.
Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.
All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.
And can we change order.
Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).
A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.
If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.
A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.
We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.
UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch :
IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41