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Messias Colheita 1977

Vinhos Messias belongs to the seven most successful wine-growing estates of Portugal.
Year 1977 - 0,75 liter - 20% ABV
Contains sulphites
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Article: Messias Colheita 1977
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Category: Port, tawny
Producer: Vinhos Messias
Vintage: 1977
Grape variety: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca.
Alcohol: 20%
Residual sugar: 113.2 g/l
Acid: 4.43 g/l
Characteristics: Pale tawny wine, with developed tertiary aromas, notes for the “vinagrinho”, noble volatile acidity, and spices as pepper. We may also find the presence of dry fruits and a good wood. At taste is complex, elegant and mellow confirming the aromas, with a fine inner nose, following a well prolonged finish.
Drinking temperature: 16 - 18 °C
Drink recommendation: This 1977 harvest may be served as an aperitif with lobster canapés, black or orange caviar, as well as bacon rolled with prunes or bacon rolled with dates au gratin. Excellent as a digestive or drank with strong flavour cheeses.

Wine fermented after partial destemming at controlled temperature, 24/28°C, when the must reaches the desired sweetness, fermentation is then interrupted by adding brandy (77%), ageing in oak wood barrels for a minimum period of seven years, in the warehouses in Vila Nova de Gaia, till bottling.

"Colheitas" are year ports which mature in the barrel as opposed to Vintage ports and be filled only after the seventh year.

Ingredients/allergens
Allergens: Sulphites
Further details
Country of origin: Portugal
Company: Sociedade Agrícola e Comercial dos Vinhos Messias, SA
Address: Avenida Comendador Messias Baptista, N.56 3050 Mealhada, Portugal