Hand-harvest at their best moment, the grapes are destemmed, crushed and vinified in a careful maceration with extraction of colour, tannins and aromas of the pellicles, complemented by permanent pumping-over during fermentation. This process takes place in vats at a controlled temperature between 28-30ºC, until reaching the desired Baumé. At this phase grape brandy is added (benefit), originating a fortified wine. A wine of an exceptional quality, from a single harvest, bottled between the fourth and sixth year after the harvest.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão
Intense ruby-purple colour. Bouquet wonderfully exuberant and vibrant with jams and sweet ripe fruits aromas. A full-mouth and involving sensation with very rich and juicy flavours of wild fruits. Full-bodied and strong on the taste with a delicious and persistent finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
The wine should be stored in a fresh, dry and dark place, without temperature variations, and the bottle must remain in a horizontal position. As a natural product, the Port Wine is subject to create deposit when ageing. Once opened, it should be consumed within 2 to 4 months. Serve at a temperature between 12 and 14ºC.
Balancing the intensity of flavours, the LBV is the ideal choice to serve with main courses of meat, like filet mignon encrusted four peppers and veal cutlet with Bérnaise sauce. Its versatility knows no borders, being perfect to combine with an exuberant cheesecake of chocolate mint, a pear and chocolate mille-feuille or simply to enjoy with cheeses of medium intensity. The multiplicity of possible harmonies is superb, having the consumer the pleasure to go in search of new flavours.
Reviews and Awards:
. 17,5 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos.