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Colheitas Tawny

Wine Colheita

Appealing amber colour. Very rich nose, dense, with notes of English cake and a lot of toasted almond. Delicate and subtle in mouth, engaging, stupendously balanced. Long and soft end.

14-16ºC

Best served at

Vertical

Storage

2 - 6 months

Stored after open

Port Wine

Pairings

Caramel Desserts
Dried Fruits
Caramel Fondant with Apple and Ginger Jelly
Tatin Tart
Burnt Cream
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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 from one single harvest. A Colheita wine matures in oak barrels for periods of time that can vary, but never less than 7 years. It is then bottled and sold according to the demands of the market.

Wine Colheita

Traditional Douro grape varieties.

The vineyard is disposed along the slopes on horizontal levels and, more recently, they are planted along the lines of greatest slopes, so called “Vinha ao Alto” (vertically planted vines).

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

Up to 600 meters.

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