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.
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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.