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Colheitas Tawny

Colheita 1983

Mahogany colour. Aromas of dried fruit and hints of fig and almond on the nose. A balanced ensemble, with engaging elegant spices. Smooth and fine on the palate, wonderfully fresh and unctuous. A classy Colheita, with a powerful and enduring finish.

14-16ºC

Best served at

Vertical

Storage

2 - 6 months

Stored after open

Port Wine

Pairings

Medium Strength Cheeses
Laminated Fruit
Dried Figs
Apple Crumble

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 1983

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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