Barros White Port Douro NV

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Barros White Port Douro NV

Country - Portugal

Region - Douro

Grape Varieties - Malvasia Fina 25%, Rabigato 25%, Verdelho 25%, Viosinho 25%

Alcohol by volume - 19.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Barros

Tasting notes - Lively citrine colour this White Port shows an engaging, delicate and perfumed nose, which is dominated by fresh, floral aromas. Rich wine, aromatic and with a balanced sweetness on the palate, with a long, harmonious finish. 

Barros White Port Douro NV

Delicate and engaging taste combined with a long and
harmonious finish.
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; they
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 White Port is produced by the traditional Port method. The grapes were
destemmed, crushed and underwent a light skin maceration. Fermentation took place
in stainless steel vats with frequent pump-overs during fermentation. Temperatures were
controlled and maintained at 16 to 18°C until the desired Baumé was reached. At this
ideal moment, grape brandy was added, which is known as the "benefit", resulting in a
fortified wine with perfectly balanced sweetness and aromatics. The final blend is the
result of a selection of wines with variable levels of maturation. The ageing took place in
a combination of stainless steel and wooden casks for a minimum of three years.
Tasting Note
Lively citrine colour this White Port shows an engaging, delicate and perfumed nose,
which is dominated by fresh, floral aromas. Rich wine, aromatic and with a balanced
sweetness on the palate, with a long, harmonious finish.
Grape
Malvasia Fina 25%, Rabigato 25%, Verdelho 25%, Viosinho 25%


Awards
Gold, SWA, 2019
Critics' Choice, SWA, 2019


Winemaker: Carlos Alves
Region: Douro
Subregion: Douro
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 19.5%

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