Symington family assess wines from 2022 harvest

Symington Family Estates - 2024-02-27

Assessing our 2022 wines

Over the last few months, our Head Winemaker, Charles Symington, his team, and the rest of our family have been tasting the best wines made at each of Graham's, Dow's, Warre's and Cockburn's top estates and Quinta do Vesúvio to assess their Vintage Port potential.

Yesterday (26th Feb) , Charles (centre, right) met with several members of the fifth generation for the latest tasting. Pictured are Vicky (left), Anthony (centre, left), Harry (right), and Charlotte (far right).

2022 was one of the most challenging in the Douro, with the three months preceding the harvest among the hottest and driest ever recorded. We were astonished, however, by how well the vines performed under such conditions – in no small part down to our amazing viticultural and winemaking teams.

We are excited to share what we have decided to bottle. News coming soon. To read the full 2022 Douro harvest report, The Fruits of Struggle, click here.

Text by Symington Family Estates · Published 2024-02-27
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