Barros Colheita '78

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Barros Colheita '78

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Producer Note

Having celebrated their 100th year of trading in 2013, Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita Ports - old Tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheita Ports has established them as the stand out producer of this style. Barros leaves their Colheita Ports to mature in cask until being hand bottled to order. The loss of wine from evaporation (known as the 'Angel's Share') is much higher in comparison to bottle ageing. It is a sacrifice they are willing to make and one that helps them achieve unsurpassed quality in their Colheita wines. In June 2006, Barros was integrated into the Sogevinus Group who are growing the brand in international markets.

Vineyard

Traditionally, the vines in the region are grown low, close to the ground. The single or double Guyot and unilateral and bilateral cordons are the methods most frequently used for training the vines. Trellises are not permitted for Port Wine grapes.

Winemaking

This wine was made from a careful selection of grapes and an extended maceration in order to obtain the necessary richness, body and fruitiness needed for a Colheita port. Fermentation was arrested by adding grape alcohol in order to produce a naturally sweet wine.

Tasting Note

Intense amber colour. A complex but very attractive bouquet with prominent dried fruit aromas, combined with spicy notes.

Grape

Barroca 25%, Tinta Franca 25%, Tinta Amarela 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%

 

Producer:  Barros
Grape Varieties:  Blended
Optimum Drinking:  Within 40 years
Wine Style:  Soft and velvety Port with a lingering finish
Alcohol by Volume:  20%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Portugal
Style / Colour:  Port

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