Dalva Colheita Port 1985
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- Country - Portugal
- Region - Porto
- Grape - Port Blend
- Food Match - Anti Pasti, Blue Cheese, Chocolate Dessert, Cured Meats, Mature Cheese
- Vintage - 1985
- Alcohol - 20%
- Size - 75cl
PRODUCER: C. Da Silva (Vinhos) SA is a traditional Port wine House. Founded in 1862, its present name was defined in the first decades of the twentieth century, when Mr. Clemente da Silva received the company through marriage. At that time to develop export markets, his first steps headed toward Brazil and North America, but other markets soon followed and DALVA is now present in Europe and Asia as well.
WINEMAKING: Port from a single year harvest. Instead of an indication of age like a blended tawny (10, 20, 30, 40...) the year is always mentioned in the label. Nevertheless, they should not be mistaken with Vintage Port. Once that the "Colheita" must age a minimum of seven years in oak cask (but of course the complexity and the refined aroma and flavours could not reach the heels of an old "Colheita", like for example a rare White "Colheita" Golden White from 1952 bottled in 2009...57 years in French oak pipes).
TASTING NOTE: Intense aroma and taste: fruit jelly, quince jam, spices, in the younger wines. With age, the wine develops other tastes: nuts, cinnamon, coffee, but always fresh and elegant.
FOOD PAIRING: Goes well with all kinds of desserts, especially those prepared with eggs and nuts almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts).
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