Winemaking: Porto Cálem Vintages results from exceptionally good crops from a single year, referred as to “Classical Years” due to the high quality grapes obtained in ideal climate conditions. After 2 years in oak barrels, Vintage Port wines are bottled in the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, in the Douro riverside. The Vintage improve and age in the bottle for decades.
Grape Varieties: Old Vines
Tasting Notes: When recent, Vintage Port is intense, with an impressive deep purple colour and reveals strong aromas of berries (especially, raspberries and blackberries), with firm tannins and a balanced structure. By ageing, it becomes smoother, but more elegant and complex, acquiring softer colours, distinctive aromas and body.
Store and Serve Advices: As Vintage Port Wines throw deposit, before decantation the bottle should be kept upright for some hours.
Food Pairing: It is perfect served with strong cheese.
Reviews and Awards:
. 17,5 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 89 points in CellarTracker;
. 84 points in Robert Parker;
. 16 points in Decanter Magazine.