Producer: Quinta da Pacheca Source: Portugal Region: Douro Appelation: Porto
The viticultural year of 2016 was marked by an exceptional wet spring with heavy rains and relatively low temperature conditions during the months of April and May. These conditions led to a sig-nificant reduction in production and adelay in the beginning of maturation.The first visible signs of the “veraison”occurred on the third week of July with a hot and dry weather settling throughout the summer, still with water availability in the underground due to spring rains, which allowed a uniform and gradual maturation. The harvest at Quinta da Pa- checa began on September 12th with the grapes in perfect maturation state allow-ing to obtain fine and elegant wines.
Pacheca Vintage Port 2016 presents a deep purple color. Reveals intense aromas of wild black fruits (blackber- ries and blueberries) with some notes of plum and raspberry, surrounded by stems and cedar notes that gives it high aromatic complexity. In the mouth it’s in- tense with vigorous tannins, good acidi-ty and a long and persistent finish withgreat balance and elegance.
Originally from 60 years old vineyards where there’re a great diversity of tradi- tional grape varieties of the Douro.
Should be served slightly refreshed and accompanying cheeses or desserts of dark chocolate and red fruits.
WINEMAKER: Maria Serpa Pimentel
Achohol by volume: 20%vol Baumé: 4,7 pH: 3,76 Total Sugars: 101 g/L