Barros Colheita Port Douro 1996

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Barros Colheita Port Douro 1996

Country - Portugal

Region - Douro

Grape Varieties - Tinta Amarela 25%, Tinta Barroca 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%, Touriga Francesa 25%

Alcohol by volume - 20%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Barros

Tasting notes - Bright brown-tawny colour 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
Gold, SWA, 2016
92Pts, Robert Parker, 2016
Highly Commended, Wine Merchant, 2017

Barros Colheita Port Douro 1996

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
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
Barros Colheita 1996 is 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 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 moment, grape
brandy was added, which is known as the ‘benefit’, resulting in a fortified wine with
perfect balance. A wine of exceptional quality, from a single harvest.


Tasting Note
Bright brown-tawny colour 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.


Grape
Tinta Amarela 25%, Tinta Barroca 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%, Touriga Francesa 25%

Awards
Gold, SWA, 2016
92Pts, Robert Parker, 2016
Highly Commended, Wine Merchant, 2017

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Vintage 1996
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