Churchill's Late Bottled Vintage Port, 2016
Style/ Colour Fortified/ Ruby
Grape Varieties 20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinto Cão, 20% Tinta Barroca.
Wine Making Like all other Churchill’s Ports, the component wines of this Vintage Port have been treaded by foot in traditional granite lagares (treading tanks). Following the vintage the young LBV Ports are carefully tasted, selected and blended. The blended Port is then matured in large oak vats during 4 years where it softens, shedding its harsh tannins, but without losing its full bodied, rich fruit flavours. Finally, after 4 years in wood vats it is bottled unfiltered into dark Vintage Port bottles and laid down to finish its maturation in our temperature conditioned cellars.
Tasting notes This wine has a black cherry colour. On the nose, rich blackberry aromas with resinous undertones. The palate is smooth and complex, with juicy flavours of wild berries and black chocolate.
Food pairing LBV is delicious on its own after lunch or dinner; also excellent with chocolate desserts or rich cheeses such as Stilton and Camembert.
Serving Recommendations Stand the bottle upright for a few hours before decanting. Best decanted at least two hours before service. Serve at room temperature (16-18ºC). Once opened, it will keep for up to 10 days. Avoid air and store at a constant cellar temperature.
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