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Colheitas Tawny

Colheita 2005

A clear brick colour. Fresh and aromatic on the nose, with notes of honey and hints of prune and spice. In the mouth it is elegant and delicate, with lingering flavours of candied fruit wrapped in notes of dried fruit. A fresh and long finish.

14-16ºC

Best served at

Vertical

Storage

2 - 6 months

Stored after open

Port Wine

Pairings

Hard Cheese
Dried Fruits
Caramel Desserts
Tropical Fruits 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.

Wine Colheita 2005

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
Tasting Panel Mag (Andy Blue) - 93 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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