Churchill's Vintage Port, 1997
Style/ Colour Fortified / Ruby
Grape Varieties 20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, 20% Tinto Cão, 20% Tinta Barroca.
Wine Making All Churchill’s ports are made from Grade-A grapes that are hand-picked, hand-sorted, and foot trod in the ancient granite lagares (treading tanks). We allow an extended period of fermentation in lagares to limit the amount of brandy required in fortification and leading to a drier style of port.
Tasting notes Churchill’s 1997 is a Vintage Port wine in the classic style; not as ripe as the 1994 but with a concentration of fresher “greener” fruit. It has great tannin structure which binds and balances the fruit and ensures good ageing potential.
Food pairing As the classic sipping wine, Vintage Port is an excellent accompaniment for small plates that feature ingredients such as blue cheese (stilton), dark chocolate, figs, and walnuts.
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).
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