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Port wine producer Symington Family Estates releases three 'en primeur' 2012 Ports

Published:  25 April, 2014

Symington Family Estates is releasing three very limited 2012 Ports that are up for sale prior to the public release of the wines, which in some cases won't be available to the market until 2020 at the earliest.

The Quinta dos Malvedos 2012 Vintage Port, a Single Quinta Vintage Port, is only available in the double magnum bottle format and there are 60 three-litre bottles available for purchase.  The remaining normal sized bottles will not be released onto the market until 2020 at the earliest.  The Quinta dos Malvedos 2001 Vintage Port is the most recently released Vintage Port available in the market.

The Quinta do Vesuvio, an iconic Douro estate, will be selling 750 cases 'en primeur', and the offer will close on July 31, 2014.

Dow's Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, will be releasing 450 cases 'en primeur', this offer will also close on July 31, 2014.

The 2012 Port vintage was the second driest year in the Douro Valley since 1967, which have contributed to considerably lower production Port wine volumes across the region. The vineyards at Malvedos were particularly affected and were more than 30% lower than many other vineyards in the Douro for 2012.