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Barros Colheita Port Douro 1996

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Barros Colheita Port Douro 1996 

  • Grapes Tinta Barroca 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%, Touriga Franca 25%, Touriga Nacional 25%
  • Country Portugal
  • Region: Douro
  • Abv 20 %
  • Case size 3 / 75cl
  • Bright brown-tawny color with slight reflexes of red. The wine reveals a complex bouquet of dried fruits. In the mouth, it is delicate with a very balanced acidity, wonderful sweetness, and excellent length.
  • Awards Silver, IWC, 2020
  • Silver, IWSC, 2020
  • 18 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2021
  • Gold, DWWA, 2020

The vines are grown on terraces cut into the steep hillsides of the Douro Valley. The vines have been planted along the terraces of the greatest slopes, which translates as "vertically planted vines". The vineyard soils are schist greywacke ante-Ordovician, with some granitic formations. This soil is rich in nutrients and has useful water retention properties. Traditionally, the vines in the region are grown low, close to the ground. The single or double Guyot and unilateral and bilateral cordons are the methods most frequently used for training the vines. Trellises are not permitted for Port Wine grapes. The grapes are manually harvested, once they have reached the optimum maturity according to the variety.

Having celebrated its 100th year of trading in 2013, Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita Ports - old Tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheita Ports has established them as the stand-out producer of this style. Barros leaves their Colheita Ports to mature in a cask until being hand bottled to order. The loss of wine from evaporation (known as the 'Angel's Share') is much higher in comparison to bottle aging. It is a sacrifice they are willing to make and one that helps them achieve unsurpassed quality in their Colheita wines. In June 2006, Barros was integrated into the Sogevinus Group who are growing the brand in international markets.

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