Barros Colheita Port Douro 1978

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Barros Colheita Port Douro 1978

Country - Portugal

Region - Douro

Grape Varieties - Barroca 25%, Tinta Franca 25%, Tinta Amarela 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%

Alcohol by volume - 20%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Barros

Tasting notes - Intense amber colour. A complex but very attractive bouquet with prominent dried fruit aromas, combined with spicy notes.

Awards

91Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2016

Silver, DWWA, 2016

 

Barros Colheita Port Douro 1978

Lovely balance between power and finesse with a silky
texture and beautifully sustained flavours .


Producer Note
Having celebrated their 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 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 ageing. 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.


Vineyard
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.


Winemaking
This wine was made from a careful selection of grapes and an extended maceration
in order to obtain the necessary richness, body and fruitiness needed for a Colheita
port. Fermentation was arrested by adding grape alcohol in order to produce a
naturally sweet wine.


Tasting Note
Intense amber colour. A complex but very attractive bouquet with prominent dried
fruit aromas, combined with spicy notes.


Grape
Barroca 25%, Tinta Franca 25%, Tinta Amarela 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%

Awards
91Pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2016
Silver, DWWA, 2016

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Vintage 1978
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