Messias Colheita 1985
|Article:||Messias Colheita 1985|
|Grape variety:||Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão.|
|Residual sugar:||112.6 g/l|
|Characteristics:||Light tawny wine, with tertiary complex and very fine aromas, notes to "vinagrinho", noble volatile acidity, and spices as cinnamon and red pepper, bringing us an elegant, harmonious and noble bouquet. Great volume at taste and well balanced inner nose aromas, a noble and persistent after taste.|
|Drinking temperature:||12 - 16 °C|
|Drink recommendation:||As an aperitif served with cottage cheese toasts topped with aromatic herbs, rolled bacon with prunes, Iberian ham canapés or even canapés of olives with cappers. As a digestive matches perfectly with a cheese board and roasted dry fruits.|
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.
|Country of origin:||Portugal|
|Company:||Sociedade Agrícola e Comercial dos Vinhos Messias, SA|
|Address:||Avenida Comendador Messias Baptista, N.56 3050 Mealhada, Portugal|