Country: Portugal Region: Douro Valley
Vintage: N/V Colour: Red Style: Fortified/Dessert
Grape varieties: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, and old mixed vines.
YEAR AND HARVEST OVERVIEW: The 1995 viticultural year in the Douro was characterized by below average rainfall, although evenly distributed across the winter months and through the spring growing season. This was beneficial, both in terms of rebuilding adequate water reserves in the subsoil and in the provision of watering at regular intervals during the vines’ vegetative cycle. Flowering and fruit set took place under ideal conditions with an almost total absence of disease. The summer was hot and very dry with no rain to speak of in August, although this situation was partly compensated for by useful rain in early September, just before the vintage started. The generally favourable conditions through the year ensured a successful outcome to the vintage with fine, healthy grapes providing for the production of very sound, high quality wines.
PROVENANCE · GRAPE VARIETIES Vineyards: Primarily from Warre’s Quinta da Cavadinha in the Pinhão Valley, with a contribution from Quinta do Retiro in the Rio Torto Valley · Douro Demarcated Region · Portugal. Grape varieties: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, and old mixed vines.
Pale, beautifully clear amber tone. Spicy, lifted almond and dark chocolate aromas. Notes of Turkish delight and rose water on the palate with hints of vanilla pod. Creamy, relishsome mouthfeel. Very crisp, long and dry finish
Food Matches: Colheita Ports are a fine accompaniment to assorted sweet desserts and are equally pleasurable sampled on their own. Once open, the wine will keep for up to a month