Grape Variety: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca & Tinta Barroca
Growing Region: Douro Valley, Portugal
Master Blender: Fernando Oliveira
This Port has gone through the traditional production process, including stopping the fermentation of the 'must' by adding pure brandy spirit, the blending of fine wines and the ageing for an average of 10 years. The fermentation in stainless steel vats with oxidative maceration and pump-over's at a temperature of 30C, until reaching the desired extraction, then the adding of brandy at this stage. This high quality wine was achieved by the blending of wines from several harvests, in order to achieve an assemblage of desired characteristics. The wine then matures in wood for a variable period of time, and the age on the label of Barros Port corresponds to the average age of the different blended wine ages and expresses the character of the wine, developed and matured by the ageing in oak cask.
A brown-tawny colour fills the glass. On the nose you have rich, ripe dried fruit aromas, with highlights of delicate vanilla and chocolate notes. On the palate this Port has a soft and silky texture and the subtle nuances of oak are balanced by a fresh acidity and good tannins which culminates with a long and elegant finish. Serve at 12-14C.
Drinking perfectly well now, once open store in a cool place and enjoy within 2 months.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect match with rich cheeses, fruit cakes, Tiramisu and chocolate desserts, enjoy.