1978 Vintage Port, Barros

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A 1978 Vintage Port from the house of Barros Colheita.

1978 vintage port wine

This quality Vintage Port wine from Barros 1978 packed for in a gift box, Colheita is a single vintage-dated Tawny Port, (all grapes are from one harvest) which are aged in small used oak barrels. In Portugese the word Colheita actually means harvest. Lovely balance between power and finesse with a silky texture and beautifully sustained flavours .

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Barros House 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 Colheitas 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 Ports was integrated into the Sogevinus Group who are now responsible for growing the brand in the international markets.

1978 Vintage Port, Barros is an outstanding brand in the Port Wine history since its foundation in 1913. Following a solid and successful path, confirmed by several prizes and as a result of an energetic trade policy, Barros porto is today, and since 2006, part of Sogevinus Group. Its brand positioning in the market has granted strong recognition, especially in Colheitas, a Port Wine category in which Barros is regularly awarded.

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%

Barros Port bottle of 75cl size

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