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Costa do Pombal
From the vine to the glass
PAIRINGS AND PORT
Dense, Persistent and Sharp.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinto Cão
These vineyards from the sub-regions of Baixo Corgo and Cima Corgo are planted on old vines and on platforms with different sun exposures and altitudes.
The grapes, from a single harvest, are hand picked and transported in small boxes. Winemaking is processed according to the traditional method of producing Port. After partial destemming, the grapes are crushed in stone tanks by foot. Fermentation takes place with temperature control. It is interrupted by the addition of wine spirit. This wine, as it is produced, has great ageing potential.
Ageing in large wooden casks, can be bottled between the 4th and 6th year. If stored under ideal conditions, it has a bottle ageing potential of 20 years.
Magnificent accompaniment for various types of cheeses and desserts rich in chocolate, cream and coffee as well as fresh fruits, red fruits and wild berries, plums and pineapples. It also combines nicely with smoked ham and meats. Once opened the bottle should be consumed in a few days because even though it aged in oak casks for some time, the oxygenation was very short. Therefore, after opening and decanting (if necessary) the wine will "open up" and reach its peak. Over time, it will lose the initial freshness and radically change its tasting notes. It should be drunk at a temperature between 14°C and 16°C.
This is a traditional "unfiltered" LBV and it was neither stabilised by cold nor filtered. The stopper is of the cylindrical type, natural cork, like that of a Vintage Port. Keep bottle horizontal at a constant temperature and protected from strong light. With the passing of the years, it is natural to create some deposit in the bottle and so it should be carefully opened and decanted before serving.
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