Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two Norwegians - Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn - shipping initially to Scandinavia and Germany. In the century and a half since its foundation, Krohn has built up an outstanding reputation. Long renowned for the quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house, and each wine excels in its category. Much of the secret lies in the high quality of their vineyards - the magical combination of terroir, locality, aspect, incline and low-yielding vines. Their Quinta do Retiro Novo estate in Sarzedinho, in the Rio Torto valley (where vinification takes place), is all A grade vineyard. Indeed Krohn only work with grapes from A-graded vineyards across all of their ports, and their top wines are still trodden by foot. Since 2013 Krohn has been part of the Fladgate Partnership - alongside Taylor's, Fonseca and Croft.
Wiese and Krohn Ambassador Ruby NV
The Ruby Ports are at the younger, lighter and fruitier end of Port production. The ripe plum, berry and lively spice characters make for a much lighter end to the meal. The wine is often made from the younger vines that dont necessarily have the structure to make heavier ports. Krohn’s ‘entry level’ is in a different category from most Ruby Ports – mature and versatile with deep red colour and fair concentration of warm, plummy fruit; aromatic and fruity, quite rich and full with soft finish. The fresh, lifted fruit has none of the stewed , baked characters that are typical of a basic Ruby.