ROYAL OPORTO LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE | DOC DOURO 75CL | 2015
Serve at 16ºC.
Store bottles in a cool, dry place, away from direct light (16ºC).
This Late Bottled Vintage Port can be enjoyed while young, yet it has enormous potential to age in bottle. An ideal partner for Blue Cheese.
The Year 2015
2014 was characterized by both: the high levels of precipitation, mostly during the months of January, February, July and September, and a significant climatic instability during the summer period with thunderstorms occurring in the months of June and July. As a consequence of the climatic conditions, grape maturation tests were showing a two-week advance in the plants’ phenology, with grapes revealing good levels of sugar and acidity. Rainfall registered in mid-September caused a delay in the harvest up to mid-October. Although faced by difficult conditions during the harvest period, the grapes showed well and this ended up being a good year. The wines are not the most concentrated the Douro has seen, nevertheless they reveal themselves very fresh and elegant.
Port Wine is, by definition, a generous and fortified wine produced in the Douro Region- the oldest Demarcated Wine Region in the world. Produced from tradition indigenous varieties, its method of vinification is characterized by the addition of wine brandy to the must causing an interruption in fermentation. This process preserves all natural sugars in the wine and allows the development of a licorous texture.