Barros Ruby Douro Valley NV

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Barros Ruby Douro Valley NV

Country - Portugal

Region - Douro

Grape Varieties - Tinta Barroca 30%, Tinta Roriz 30%, Tinta Cao 20%, Tinta Franca 20%

Alcohol by volume - 19.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Barros

Tasting notes - Deep ruby-red in colour, the wine is elegant and intense with heaps of black fruit on the nose. Strong and exubarent but with remarkable fresh fruit flavours

Barros Ruby Douro Valley NV

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; they are
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 Ruby Port was produced by the traditional Port method. The grapes were
destemmed, crushed and underwent a careful skin maceration in order to obtain the
necessary richness, body and fruitiness needed for a Ruby Port. Fermentation took
place in 'lagares' and 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 naturally sweet wine.
Tasting Note
Deep ruby-red in colour, the wine is elegant and intense with heaps of black fruit on the
nose. Strong and exubarent but with remarkable fresh fruit flavours
Grape
Tinta Barroca 30%, Tinta Roriz 30%, Tinta Cao 20%, Tinta Franca 20%
Winemaker: Carlos Alves
Region: Douro
Subregion: Douro
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 19.5%

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