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.
‘Colheita’ is the Portuguese word for harvest and a Colheita Port is thus a wine from a single year and — specifically — an aged tawny Port, matured solely in wood. These wines have some similarities with Warre’s Otima 10 and 20-Year-Old (both styles are old tawnies) but as wines from a single harvest, Colheita Ports distinctively reflect the individual characteristics of one year. Conversely, aged tawnies with an age indication are blended to express a consistent house style with little or no variation over time. A selection of the finest wines from the 2006 harvest was made jointly by two generations of Symington family winemakers, Peter and Charles. The wines were placed in seasoned oak casks for long term ageing and following Peter’s retirement in 2009, his son Charles took on sole responsibility for these casks, the finest of which he has selected for bottling from 2018
Intense deep amber with a dense centre. Bright concentrated colour. Slight hint of molasses & dates on the nose, orange peel freshness and warm, oriental spices. Creamy mouthfeel. Very rich, lingering freshness.
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