FROM PRODUCER: Tasting Notes: An old tawny port with a beautiful ruby red color and an aroma of coffee and tobacco. The taste is slightly ripe, red fruit, raisins, walnuts and almonds. A velvety palate and a long finish.
Hand-harvest at their best moment, the grapes are destemmed, crushed and vinified in a careful maceration with extraction of colour, tannins and pellicle aromas, complemented by permanent pumping-over during fermentation. This process takes place in vats at a controlled temperature between 28-30ºC, until reaching the desired Baumé. At this phase grape brandy is added (benefit), originating a fortified wine. A wine of an exceptional quality, obtained by the lotation of several harvests, in order to acquire a complementarity of organoleptic characteristics typical of this style aged tawny. Matures in wood for variable periods of time in which the age mentioned on the label corresponds to the approximated average of the different wines age on the lot, expressing the character of the wine in what concerns the characteristics conferred by the ageing in oak casks.
Store and Serve Advices:
Bottle should be in the upright position, at a constant temperature and away from intense direct light. After opening, consume preferably in 20 to 24 weeks. Port wine is a natural wine, so it may form some natural sediment with time. Pour it carefully, so it does not become cloudy. Should be consumed at a temperature between 16º to 18º C.
To be served chilled as an aperetif or as an accompaniment to desserts.
Reviews and Awards:
. 88 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 83 points in CellarTracker;
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 16,5 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2014.