Boplaas Cape Vintage Port 2016

This is a dark port, purplish black port with flavours of cherries, plum, blackberries, violets, pepper, spiciness and dark chocolate. Expectations are meet when you taste the wine - full-bodied with big ripe tannins and integrated alcohol, with a long and luscious after-taste.

Many people have discovered that Vintage Port is a very enjoyable and memorable way to finish a meal and indeed it is now frequently served as a very satisfying dessert in its own right. Enjoyed for its luscious fruit flavours with complex notes of chocolate and spice, Vintage Port is commonly paired with Stilton cheese, although it is outstanding with most type of cheese. Chocolate is sensational with Vintage Port, as are dried fruit and nuts. More adventurous combinations involve ice-cream, crème brule and fresh fruit.

variety : Touriga Nacional | 80% Touriga Nacional, 18% Tinta Barocca, 2% Souzao
winemaker : Margaux / Carel Nel CWM
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 17.8 % vol  rs : 96.25.8 g/l  pH : 3.91  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Fortified  style : Sweet  body : Full  taste : Fruity   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

ageing : Drink now through next 30 years

about the harvest: Harvest the grapes at 26º B with a yield of 5 ton/ha. Young Touriga Nacional Vines and Old Tinta Barocca Vines planted in ’68.

in the cellar : Boplaas Cape Ports wines are crafted much the same way as the lauded Ports of the Douro Valley - utilizing full-ripe Portuguese varietals fermented in traditional open fermenters, known as lagares, with intense manual pigeage; fortifying at the correct moment with the finest grape spirit and maturing in barrel for the appropriate length of time according to the style, prior to meticulous blending and bottling lightly filtered to ensure the very best wine for your enjoyment. Wine of origin: Western Cape Cultivars: Touriga Nacional (80%); Tinta Barocca (18%) Wood aging: 24 months in French Oak Barrels

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