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2004 Fortified Douro Colheita 375 ml

$59.99
$359.94 6 x 750ml bottle
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SKU: PORT

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Rich & Generous
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Chocolate, crème brûlée, roasted nuts, dried fruits, a strong blue cheese such as Stilton.
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Tawny Port from a single harvest, or colheita
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
This wine is a blend of the classic Douro black grapes.
 
Occasion
Dinner party, Impress the in-laws, Treat yourself

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“This Colheita is the sort of special, rare wine that the Portuguese usually keep for themselves. ”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 10 - 14°

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TASTING NOTES

A classic Tawny Port with notes of fig, liquorice and cinnamon spice. It is lusciously sweet with aged character of toasted nuts and caramel.

SEASON

Spring rainfall was well below average and summer was dry and hot before a cool spell in autumn. Many vineyards experienced water stress, which, combined with very slow ripening, caused concern until rains late in the season gave a welcome boost and the sunshine returned for the run home to harvest of healthy, ripe fruit from mid-September.

WINEMAKING

This wine is a blend of the classic Douro black grapes – Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and small amounts of other local varieties. The fruit was destemmed and fermented slowly in temperature-controlled vats to maximise colour and flavour extraction. Fermentation was arrested with a generous amount of natural fruit sweetness remaining and the wine was fortified then aged in wood barrels known as balseiro until bottling in late 2019.