Vista Alegre Lbv
Intense, Ripe fruit, Passionate.
CastesTouriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinto Cão
ViticultureFrom Quinta da Vista Alegre, Cima Corgo, vineyards aged over 80 years, planted on old platforms, predominant exposure to the south
WinemakingThe 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.
StageAgeing 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.
ConsumptionMagnificent 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.
conservationThis 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.
AwardsLBV 2015: Bronze Medal “Decanter World Wine Awards” (September 2020/ United Kingdom)
LBV 2015: Silver Medal “International Wine & Spirit Competition” (2020/UK)
LBV 2015: Silver Medal “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles” (September 2020/ Belgium)
LBV 2013: Silver Medal “International Wine Challenge” (April 2018/UK)
LBV 2013: Silver Medal “Decanter” (2018/UK)
LBV 2013: Gold Medal “International Wine Challenge” (2017/UK)
LBV 2011: “AWC VIENNA 2016” Silver Medal (October 2016/Austria)