Porto Poças Colheita 1996 Port

POCA195
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:
1996
Size:
75cl
Grape Mix:
Port Blend
Genres:
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
20.2%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£39.99
 

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 colour. Dried fruit flavours, with scents of vanilla on the nose. Full bodied, showing the presence of well integrated tannins. A long and harmonious 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 are harvested manually from vines between 40-60 years old and transported in 30kg trays. Controlled fermentation with extended maceration, stopped by grape brandy addition.

Press Comments

Wine Merchant Top 100, Highly Commended, 2022. IWC 2016: Silver Winner. Decanter 2016: Silver Winner.