Vintage Port is a wine from a single harvest of excellent quality. The wine must be bottled between the second and third year of age, from now on in the bottle.
Red black core with a thin purple halo. On the nose it presents itself as a classic, balanced and elegant Vargellas, with pure aromas of forest fruits and fresh plums, with a citrus and quince touch. Subtle notes of spices - nutmeg, anise and cocoa - stand out through the fruit. The typical floral character of Vargellas, resembling more jasmine than the characteristic aura of violets, are associated with resinous and menthol notes of wild herbs. A discreet minerality gives a firm finish. The palate reveals tight and muscular tannins and ends in an explosion of flavors of fresh fruits. An elegant Vintage Individual Farm, safe and perfectly balanced.
Store and serve advice:
It must be opened two hours before serving and decanted. Serve between 17º and 18º C. Store the bottle aside, in a cool, dry and dark place.
Pairing with food:
Old ports are drinks after meals. Take them with cheese like Stilton or Gorgonzola. But you can also incorporate them into a meal, combining, for example, a Steak au Poivre with a young Vintage.
Reviews and awards:
. 95 points Robert Parker;
. 94 points Roy Hersh;
. 92 points Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 19 points Revista de Vinhos;
. 18.5 points Wine Great Choices.