The grapes are harvested in the fall and are fermented for a short period of time before the addition of 100% grape spirit alcohol. This step stops fermentation, preserves the wine’s natural grape sugars, and gives it its unique richness. Made from Ports carefully chosen by our winemaker for their concentrated rich fruit style. On arrival at our lodges (wine cellars) in Oporto from the Upper Douro vineyards, the finest wines deemed to possess the required characteristics are carefully selected, subsequently blended and then left to age and mellow in oak casks.
Structured wine, very perfumed, the aromas reflecting the delicious mix of black cherry, damson and spice flavors. The wine then shows strong tannins and a firm texture.