Colheitas Tawny

Burmester Port Wine Colheita 1989

An attractive intense golden colour. Excellent aromatic character – a complex blend of dried fruit, spice and notes of vanilla. Smooth and velvety in the mouth. A wine of great elegance and freshness, with remarkable body and structure that develop into a long and lively finish.

14º - 16ºC

Temperature

Vertical

Storage

2 - 6 months

Store after opened

Port Wine

Pairings

Beef Sttuffed with Dried Fruit and Paté
Ripened Cheeses
Fruit Cake
Egg Flans
Almond Tarts
Desserts

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.

Burmester Port Wine Colheita 1989

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

Revista Wine - A Essência do Vinho 17,5 pts
Tasting Panel Mag (Andy Blue) - 92 pts
Wine Spectator 2018 - 92 pts
Robert Parker 93 pts
Wine Enthusiast 93 pts
Fortified Masters 2016 Colheita Silver
Berliner Wein Trophy 2016 Gold Medal
CMB 2016 - Gold Medal
IWSC 2016 - Gold Medal
Sunset IWC 2016 Gold Medal
San Francisco IWC 2016 Gold Medal
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