Porto Poças Colheita 2008 Port

POCA220
The Colheita is a high quality Port from a single harvest, aged in oak casks for at least 7 years. During maturation in wood, the young, fresh and fruity aromas will turn into an elegant and complex bouquet combined with a silky texture and a long lasting finish.
Vintage:
2008
Size:
75cl
Grape Mix:
Port Blend
Genres:
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
19.8%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£29.99
 

Poças Júnior

In 1918, a few months before the Armistice, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior, who had been born in the heart of the Port Wine hustle and bustle, decided to establish his own company. Manoel Poças was 30 years old and he had some experience in this business. With his uncle, he created a company to sell grape spirits to large Port Wine shippers. Soon afterwards he opened a head office in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they remain to this day. Today, with three quintas in the best winemaking areas of the Douro Demarcated Region, Poças ensures its total control over the quality of its wines and the family is more involved than ever before.

Tasting Notes

Medium tawny in appearance, with aromas of hazelnut and dried fruit flavours, tinged with hints of vanilla. The palate is fresh and elegant, with caramel and cocoa notes and a long silky finish.

Food Matches

An excellent digestive wine which should be served at room temperature 18°C, or slightly chilled. A fabulous accompaniment to cheese, pastry, sweets, nuts, light puddings and cake. Ready to drink when bottled.

Vinification

Grapes selection in the field and harvested manually. Controlled fermentation with extended maceration, stopped by grape brandy addition. Aged in oak casks for a period of no less than 7 years. During maturation, the wine mellows through oxidization, similar to Old Port Wines, and presents characteristics that are unique from the particular harvest year

Press Comments

92 points - Robert Parker.