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Porto LBV

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750 ml (Standard)

2009


Cultivar:

70% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 4% Sousão, 1% Tinta da Barca

Country:

Portugal

Rating:

90 Points - Wine Spectator 93 Points - Robert Parker

Specifications:

19.30% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Fortified Cellaring Potential: 20 years+
Origin: Douro Appellation: Douro Superior

Tasting Notes:

Intense colour, very opaque, with beautiful violet reflections. Intense and elegant, rich in aromas of red fruits, mild violet with notes of lavender and pepper. In the mouth it is fresh and harmonious, rich in ripe fruit, with balsamic notes that goes down well with a suggestion of chocolate and pink peppercorns. Enveloping structure, soft and fresh tannins that promise an excellent development.

Red Fruits
Red Fruits

Pink Peppercorns
Pink Peppercorns

Lavender
Lavender

Violets
Violets

LBV comes from one single year and one single harvest. Whereas its richer cousin, the Vintage, is bottled in the second year, this wine is bottled in the fourth year. Smoother than the Vintage, more developed and easier to drink. It is a powerful, defiant, full-bodied and harmonious wine. It is a wine familiar with the flavours of chocolate and cheese. After the bottle is opened it remains at its best for a further 15 to 30 days, if properly stored. It is a wine that is not filtered and can therefore either be drunk immediately or be left forgotten in a cellar, developing further complexity.

2009 was a dry year when compared to the average amount of low rainfall, over the last 30 years, between the months of July to September. It was a healthy year, with little to no phytosanitation treatments. Maturation ran smoothly until the beginning of the second week of August when very high temperatures were experienced, close to 45°C. These conditions led to low production yields and high grape concentration, which gave our wines great expressiveness and intensity.

The grapes, harvested by hand in small containers, were carried to the mill and crushed by foot. Fermentation lasted around 3 to 5 days, producing a wine with excellent atructure. It was aged in Vila Nova de Gaia, in casks of approximately 15,000 litres. The blend was made in March 2013 and bottled in November of the same year. The 2009 LBV is a traditional vintage, without any hot or cold treatment, unfiltered, thus preserving the full potential of the existing fruit, as well as a long ageing process.

Food pairing

Goes well with game dishes, cheese soufflé, Serra cheese or other fatty cheeses and chocolate desserts.

Chocolate Dessert Game Birds Hard Cheese
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