Croft do a pink Port?
Many people associate Ports and other Fortified Wines with the colder months, but here at Saxtys Wines we have something different, something special.
The first of it’s kind… A Pink Port.
A new Rose style of Port, produced by Croft using new and innovative techniques, by extracting fresh fruit flavours, producing a shade of delicate pink. Fresh, vibrant and rich fruit flavours of your typical Croft Port, but with unique and distinctive characteristics.
Established in England, all the way back in 1588, by a Henry Thomson, who at the time was a member of the Merchants of York. The Croft family joined partnership in 1736, giving the firm its’ present name which bought great distinction to the trade. A House recognised for excellent vintages, deriving from its ownership of one the finest estates in the Duoro Valley, Quinta de Roeda. In 2001 Croft became part of the fladgate partnership, the family group that also includes the likes of Taylors and Fonseca Port.
The winemaking approach and vinification has led to producing a juice with attractive floral notes with an underling aromatic raspberry aroma. On the eye, a vibrant red with a slight dark pink hue. A palate that is bursting with delicious cherry and raspberry flavours with lovely tones of honey and grapefruit.
With more depth and power than your average Rose, this unique Port is simply perfect for the Summer months…. An alternative to Pimms perhaps?
Picture it now…. a ‘rare’ warm summers evening, watching the sun go down with the smell of the smokey BBQ in the air, friends all gathered round, sipping on a refreshing pink Port Cocktail!
It really is such a versatile drink. One that can be used in so many ways, and mixed with a variety of different flavours in ingredients to make such a unique selection of Cocktails. Being big fans of Gin here at Saxtys Wine, a weird and wonderful favourite Croft Pink concoction has to be the ‘Old Laughing Lady’ – consisting of Croft Pink, Gin, Elderflower, Fresh Ginger and Cucumber… think refreshing, slightly sweet, with a hint of spice in the back ground. If you prefer you drinks a little more classic and simple, then this is for you. The ‘Pink Diamond’. Croft Pink, Soda and a dash of fresh lime. Nothing more, nothing less. One that really lets you experience the unique and wonderful flavours of the Pink Port.
This Summer Saxtys Wines are on the road, taking Summer Port to a whole new level! Watch out for our Calender of events which we will announce very soon! Pop along, sample our Summer Port Cocktails and learn more about this hidden gem!