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Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two young Norwegians cousins, Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn. Since then, the firm has built up an outstanding reputation for its old cask-aged Ports, in particular its ‘Colheitas’ or single harvest tawnies, where it holds reserves of rare wines from the 19th century. Krohn is also noted for its finely-constituted Vintage Ports sourced from its flagship Douro property, Quinta do Retiro Novo in the Rio Torto Valley. In 2013, The Fladgate Partnership, acquired Wiese & Krohn, adding another distinguished Port house to its portfolio of world renowned Port brands. Its acquisition further strengthens The Fladgate Partnership’s position as the leading producer of aged tawny Ports. The Colheitas are probably the most appreciated Ports from Krohn.
Colheita Ports are single year high quality tawny Ports which have to be matured in barrel for at least seven years. Normally they are bottled just before they leave the cellars, which may happen much later than the 7th year of age. For this reason, Krohn Colheita Ports generally remain in wood for long or even very long periods and with time, acquire the characteristic mahogany colour of the old Tawnies, a fine and complex bouquet, a nutty character and a silky texture. The 1980 vintage was aged for 10 years in barrel so was bottled in 1990.
Super-reliable, vintage ports are perhaps the most revered in the wine world. These are great looking bottles which would make a great gift or a real treat to spoil yourself.