Tawny +40 years

Port

Tawny +40 years

Vieira de Sousa +40 years is Tawny Port with an indication of age. This exceptional Port is elaborated with several lots with an average age of +40 years spent in oak casks. The prolonged ageing in small wooden cask confers the characteristic Tawny colour and the complexity of aromas, the freshness and a persistent bouquet and refinement.

Vinification

Vieira de Sousa +40 years old Tawny is produced with grapes from our old vineyards along the Douro river. It is fermented with foot treading in lagares. After fortification with grape brandy, the wine ages for many years in casks and in old oak vats in our winery in the Douro Valley.

Tasting Notes

Beautiful brown colour with a brown rim and a touch of green — very characteristic in old Tawny Ports. On the nose, a wine from another era, but very much alive and delicatess. A fabulous concentration of coffee and liqueur which comes through on the palate with long spirity finish.

Producer Vieira de Sousa – Vines & Wines, Lda.
Region Douro
Soil Type Schist
Vines Cima-Corgo
Average Vine Age Over 30 years
Grape Varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto cão, Tinta Roriz
Harvest Period September / October
Harvest Method Hand picked
Fermentation Lagares / Foot Treading
Ageing Old oak vats
Residual Sugar 106 g/L
Alcohol 20,5% vol
Baumé 3,5
pH 3,58
Total Acidity 5,68 g/L Tartaric Acid

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