Senhora da Ribeira (The Lady of the River) is named after the small chapel which has stood for centuries next to an ancient river crossing guarded by two castles, one on either bank.Five generations of Symingtons have produced wine at Senhora da Ribeira and unsurprisingly have a special affinity for this far-flung corner of the Douro. Older generations remember that there was no road access until well into the 20th century, and the adventurous journey from Porto took place by train to the Vesúvio station on the opposite bank, followed by a boat trip across the river. All the Senhora da Ribeira wines are produced at the property’s specialist on-site winery where small batches of grapes are trodden and fermented in modern lagares.
The 2018 growing season was a rollercoaster, consisting of a winter drought, a deluge in spring and heatwaves through the final ripening period. There was 2.5 times the average amount of rainfall in March at Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, which delayed the start of the growth cycle. As a result, the berries were more vulnerable to the first heatwaves in August, when temperatures reached 43ºC.
The heat sensitive Touriga Nacional from the east-facing Vinha Grande was shielded from the heat by its cooler aspect and high altitude. The late-ripening Touriga Franca from the south-facing Pedreira vineyards thrived in the hot harvest days, allowing the grapes to reach perfect levels of ripeness. With its high natural acidity, the Sousão played an even greater role in 2018 in balancing the high concentration that the warm and dry Douro Superior imprints on the wines. The Sousão was cofermented with Alicante Bouschet for the first time at Senhora da Ribeira, which added wonderful structure and colour to the wine. The warmer conditions in 2018 are reflected in a much riper style of
Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira Vintage Port with more muscular and generous black fruit flavours.
Our delivery charges are based on the number of bottles in your order, and each case can hold 12 x 75cl bottles as shown in the table below smaller and lager bottles are pro rata. We do not have a minimum order requirement.
Subject to stock availability and successful payment authorisation, your order will be despatched the next working day after you place your order, or the same day if you order before 10am. Our Standard Delivery is then a next day service for most of the mainland UK from date of despatch and The Highlands and Islands areas are on a 2-3 day service normally. As most orders are delivered via our chosen courier company, we cannot offer absolutely guaranteed delivery times, however the vast majority of orders placed arrive on the next working day. Therefore, for example if we receive your order by 10am on a Tuesday we would expect you to get your order the next day on Wednesday. Orders placed after 10am on the Tuesday would get collected from us on the Wednesday for delivery Thursday. Orders placed after 10am on a Friday or over the weekend period will be collected from us on the Monday for Tuesday next day delivery. PLEASE NOTE BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC DELIVERY TIMES ARE LONGER THAN NORMAL.
We are able to hold your order if you would like to organise a day when you are going to be in, to do this just indicate it in the notes box provided in the delivery area of the order process. Please add any other specific delivery requirements in the same box and we will do our best to ensure they are followed, or alternatively call us on 01472 852118 and we will do our best to help you. We use APC Couriers who deliver Monday to Friday between 8.00 am & 6.00 pm.
Please note it is not possible to specify a timed delivery, without incurring additional delivery charges, if this something you require please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Please note that all our consignments normally REQUIRE A SIGNATURE on receipt, but with Covid 19 restriction the couriers are not getting a signature at this present time. We will NOT be able to leave your order without someone taking the order in, we cannot leave your order unattended in a porch or garage etc. unless we get written confirmation from you that this is acceptable and that you will take full responsibilty if the parcel goes missing. However we are able to leave it with a neighbour or at an alternative address were they can take the goods in, please indicate this in the box for notes on the delivery page of the order process if this is a requirement. If no-one answers the door, the address will be carded in the normal manner you should contact the courier or us to get the delivery rescheduled.
Orders under £20 in value will incur a small order, £10 carriage charge to standard none surcharged UK delivery areas.
|Maximum Bottles||UK Delivery||Highlands||Islands|
|6 (Half a case)||£8.50||£19.95||£24.95|
|12 (1 case)||£8.50||£19.95||£24.95|
|24 (2 cases)||£12.50||£32.00||£32.00|
|36 (3 cases)||£16.50||£46.00||£46.00|
|48 (4 cases)||£20.50||£60.00||£60.00|
|60 (5 cases)||£25.50||£68.00||£68.00|
|72 (6 cases)||£30.50||£68.00||£68.00|
|84 (7 case)||£35.50||£68.00||£68.00|
|600 (1 pallet)||£49.00||£68.00||£68.00|
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|Country||1-12 Bottles||13-24 Bottles||25-36 Bottles|