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Colheitas Tawny

Colheita 1985

Attractive brick-pale colour with amber halo. Involving and sweet nose, of an incredible complexity. Full of rich aromas of condensed milk caramelized, vanilla notes, chocolate and dried fruits. The taste is smooth and silky but also round. Presents an excellent structure and a balanced acidity. Endless finish.

14-16ºC

Best served at

Vertical

Storage

2 - 6 months

Stored after open

Port Wine

Pairings

Caramel Desserts
Caramel Fondant with Apple and Ginger Jelly
Burnt Cream
Dried Fruits and Spices
Queijos azuis ou pasta dura
Chesses of Minimum Intensity

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 1985

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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