De Zoete Inval Port 2001

Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver

This port was made in the drier Portuguese style and although it is really drinking well now, it will last for many years to come. A true blue handcrafted port made in limited quantities by the estate every other year.


variety : Tinta Barocca
winemaker : John Robert Frater
wine of origin : Coastal
analysis : alc : 16.5 % vol  
type : Fortified  
pack : Bottle  

AWARDS
Veritas 2003 - Bronze
Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2003 - Silver
in the cellar : Full ripe port varietals from 80-year-old vineyard were harvested and allowed to undergo natural fermentation in traditional open fermenters. At the desired sugar level and degree of colour extraction, the wine was fortified with three year old Rebate Brandy. It was then aged in 500 litre oak barrels for 16 months. This was then bottled at what was regarded as the right level of integration between the wine and the brandy, or what is often referred to as the 'marriage'.

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