Alves de Sousa 2009 Vintage Port

75 cl

Winter and spring had less rain and slighly higher tempeatures than usual. A cold wave in mid May combined with some rainfall affecting flower, this leading to a significant drop in in production.Until mid August temperatures were unuaually mild, but two Heat waves in September resulted in exceleration of ripening and concentration of the berry comounds. It combines the best of both worlds, with vigorous and precise structures, but with gentleness and great balance.

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Alves de Sousa 2009 Vintage Port

Winter and spring had less rain and slighly higher tempeatures than usual. A cold wave in mid May combined with some rainfall affecting flower, this leading to a significant drop in in production.Until mid August temperatures were unuaually mild, but two Heat waves in September resulted in exceleration of ripening and concentration of the berry comounds. It combines the best of both worlds, with vigorous and precise structures, but with gentleness and great balance.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Aromas of dark chocolate, dark plums and black berries
Palate dark, dense but vextraordinary balance. Spicy and intense with a long finish. Long life
Colour Deep Red
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety Touriga Nacional. Touriga Franca and Sousao
Alcohol % 19.5% ABV
Style Fortified
Estate/Producer Quinta da Gaivosa
Country Portugal
Region/AOC Porto
Vintage 2009
Making Techniques 4 days fermentation in 'lagar' with foot-treading. Fermentation stopped with the addition of Aguarante 77%.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential For drinking now, or within 5 years
Food Matching
Food Matching Perfect at the end of a meal, or even over ice cream
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Berliner Wein Trophy Gold Medal
Decanter Awards Gold Medal

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