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Vista Allegre Colheito Vintage Port 1996


The grapes are hand picked for small baskets; they originate from a single harvest and the winemaking is according to the traditional way to make Port Wine. After a partial stripe of the grapes, the grapes are trod by foot in old stone “lagares”. The fermentation occurs with temperature control, being stopped by adding brandy (firewater). This wine as it is made, has very big aging potential. If stored under the ideal conditions, has an aging potential in the bottle of over 30 years.

Tasting Notes

Aged for 8 years in oak casks this single vintage tawny port displays smooth tannins and soft spicy flavours. Comes in a presentation Box
Vintage 1996
Grape varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão
Region Douro
Winemaker Manuel Tavares and José Araújo
Closure Cork
Alcohol (ABV) 20.5%

Single bottle £29.99