Years Old Tawny

Burmester Port Wine 40 Years Old Tordiz

A vivid brown colour with greenish hues. On the nose it shows intense aromas of dried fruit, delicate notes of spice and sweet hints of honey. On the palate it is full-bodied, unctuous and velvety. This wine exudes appeal and great charm, which extend into a long and complex finish.

14º - 16ºC

Temperature

Vertical

Storage

2 - 5 months

Store after opened

Port Wine

Pairings

Starters
Patê
Foie Gras with Aubergine and Walnuts
Toffee Brownies
Crostini of Walnuts with Chèvre
Hard Cheese
Main Dishes
Deserts
Chocolate and Pistachio Pavé

Vinification

Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in vats (lagares) at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved. At this point, grape brandy is added to create the final fortified wine. A wine of high quality, made by blending wines of different harvests to achieve the array of sensory qualities that are typical of these aged tawny Port wines. These wines have each matured in oak casks for varied periods of time, with the average age of all the wines in the blend defining the age on the label. The resulting blend expresses the characteristics given by the ageing in wood.

Burmester Port Wine 40 Years Old Tordiz

Traditional Douro grape varieties.

The rows of vines are traditionally planted across the slope in horizontal terraces. More recently vines have been planted up the slope (called “vinha ao alto”, meaning vertically planted).

Schistous-sandstone (greywacke), interspersed with granite in some places.

Up to 600 meters.

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Awards and Honors

Wine Spectator 2018 - 94 pts
Wine - Os melhores do Ano 2016 - 18,5 pts
CMB 2016 - Gold Medal
DWWA 2016 - Gold Medal
IWSC 2016 - Gold Medal
IWC 2016 - Gold Medal
WoPChallenge 2016 - Great Gold Medal
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