This is a great project – one that I mentioned last year when I tried a cask sample with lunch. It’s a charity Port project to which 20 of the leading Port producers from the Douro each contributed around a ton of grapes. These were fermented together in a lagar at the Niepoort winery, and now the wine is bottled. There’s a nice picture of all the producers treading the grapes together here. The project was conceived by Axel Probst, German fighter pilot and Port lover, and owner of World of Port.
I recently got to taste the final, bottled wine. Here’s my note:
O Port Unidade 2013 Vintage Port, Douro, Portugal
19.5% alcohol. Concentrated, tannic and primary with lovely raspberry and blackberry fruit with some sweet black cherry notes. Sweet but with nice dry, savoury grip. Intense and grippy, with good potential, this is lovely stuff with real potential for improvement. 94/100
And here’s a video of me tasting the wine on camera: