Barros LBV Port Douro 2015

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Barros LBV Port Douro 2015

Country - Portugal

Region - Douro

Grape Varieties - Tinta Amarela 20%, Tinta Roriz 20%, Tinta Cao 20%, Touriga Francesa 20%, Touriga Nacional 20%

Alcohol by volume - 20%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Barros

Tasting notes - Ruby in colour. On the nose, there are dark ripe fruit notes, reminiscent of plum, figs, and blackcurrants. Full-bodied and well-balanced it has ripe berry fruit and mulberry flavors.

Barros LBV Port Douro 2015

Lovely balance between power and finesse with a silky
texture and beautifully sustained flavours of fleshy black
cherry fruit.
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.
2015 was a good vintage in the Douro, producing wines of excellent quality. However,
the winter was unusually dry, so the soil water reserves were not fully replenished. A
warm and dry spring allowed the vine to develop slowly. Temperatures continued to
rise during the hot summer months and the harvest took place under ideal climatic
conditions. The vines produced small bunches of beautifully balanced fruit.
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.
The grapes were destemmed, crushed and underwent a careful skin maceration in
order to obtain the necessary richness, body and fruitiness needed for a Vintage Port.
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 stage, grape brandy was added, which is known as the
‘benefit’, resulting in a naturally sweet wine. The wine was aged in wooden vats 
between four to six years old.
Tasting Note
Aromas of fresh fruit and red berries are accompanied by subtle sensations of mint and
orange blossom. Firm, elegant tannins envelop the palate, leaving the flavours of fresh
red fruit and spices through to a sweet and elegant finish. Serve with chocolate and
pear millefeuille or a selection of hard cheeses.
Tinta Roriz 30%, Touriga Franca 30%, Touriga Nacional 25%, Tinta Barroca 15%
Winemaker: Carlos Alves
Region: Douro
Subregion: Douro
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 20%

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