Grape(s): Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Cao, Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional
Localization: Porto, Douro, Portugal
Tasting Notes: Lively ruby color. Attractive fresh aromas of dark fruit and cherry, with touches of spices. The taste shows wild fruit, wonderfully seductive and engaging. The firm tannins are well balanced by the strength of the fruit. Intense and concentrated wine, with a remarkable structure. Overwhelming and persistent finish.
Food pairing: The LBV is the ideal choice to serve with main courses of meat like filet mignon encrusted with four peppers and a veal cutlet with Bérnaise sauce. Its versatility knows no borders, being perfect to combine with an exuberant cheesecake of chocolate mint, a pear, and chocolate mille-feuille or simply to enjoy with cheeses of medium intensity. The multiplicity of possible harmonies is superb, having the consumer the pleasure to go in search of new flavors.
The Domain: Having celebrated their 100th year of trading in 2013, Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita Ports - old Tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheita Ports has established them as the stand-out producer of this style. Barros leaves their Colheita Ports to mature in cask until being hand bottled to order. The loss of wine from evaporation (known as the 'Angel's Share') is much higher in comparison to bottle aging. It is a sacrifice they are willing to make and one that helps them achieve unsurpassed quality in their Colheita wines. In June 2006, Barros was integrated into the Sogevinus Group who is growing the brand in international markets.