Barros 10 Year Old Tawny Port Douro NV

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Barros 10 Year Old Tawny Port Douro NV

Country - Portugal

Region - Douro

Grape Varieties - Tinta Amarela 25%, Tinta Franca 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%, Touriga Nacional 25%

Alcohol by volume - 20%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Barros

Tasting notes - With a brown-tawny colour, presents a nose densely marked by the dried fruit aromas, where stands-out the delicate vanilla and chocolate notes. The soft and silky texture and the subtle nuances of wood are balanced by a refreshing palate that culminates with a long and elegant finish.

Awards

Top 100, Wine Merchant,

2017 Gold, IWC, 2018

Gold, DWWA, 2018

Barros 10 Year Old Tawny Port Douro NV

Dried fruit aromas complemented by delicate vanilla and
chocolate notes.
Producer Note
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
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 which is growing
the brand in international markets.
Vineyard
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, the “Vinha ao Alto”,
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.
Winemaking
Produced by the traditional Port method. The grapes were destemmed, crushed and
underwent a careful skin maceration to extract colour, aromatics and fine tannins.
Fermentation took place in vats known as ‘lagares’, with constant pump-overs during
fermentation. Temperatures were controlled and maintained at between 28 to 30°C
until the desired Baumé was reached. At this stage, grape brandy was added, which
is known as the ‘benefit’, resulting in a fortified wine with perfect balance. This is a
blend of different harvests to achieve the array of characteristics that are typical of
these aged tawny Port wines. The wines have each matured in oak casks for varying
periods of time; it is the average age of all the wines in the blend which defines the age
on the label.
Tasting Note
With a brown-tawny colour, presents a nose densely marked by the dried fruit aromas,
where stands-out the delicate vanilla and chocolate notes. The soft and silky texture
and the subtle nuances of wood are balanced by a refreshing palate which
culminates with a long and elegant finish.
Grape
Tinta Amarela 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%, Touriga Franca 25%, Touriga Nacional 25%

Awards
Top 100, Wine Merchant,
2017
Gold, IWC, 2018
Gold, DWWA, 2018
Gold, IWSC, 2018

Winemaker: Carlos Alves
Region: Douro
Subregion: Douro
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 20%

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