Port Wine
LBV 2017, 75cl

approx. £14.23



 Serve at 14º-16º


O Produtor, tasting note published in December 12th 2022

In color, it is purple with an intense garnet edge. It presents aromas of red and black fruits with some notes of mint and eucalyptus. In the mouth, it is opulent with mature and polished tannins, giving the wine great freshness and vitality.

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The hot and dry year of 2017 gave rise to exceptional wines. Not only the wines from the Douro, with a truly good concentration and a good amount of smooth phenolic compounds, but also the Port Wines, with exceptional colors and incredibly intense flavors and aromas.

The prolonged absence of precipitation and the occurrence of very high temperatures led to accelerated maturation and an obligation to speed up the harvest. Harvest began on August 16. The weather remained perfectly mild throughout the harvest, with clear skies and cool nights, which was crucial to maintaining the necessary aromas and freshness.

Grapes at their ideal ripeness were harvested by hand and stored in a cold room for 12 hours to preserve their characteristics. Partial destemming and crushing followed in a lagar, where intense maceration occurred before and during alcoholic fermentation with pumpovers for greater skin extraction. Grape spirit was added to fermentation when the desired sugar quantity was obtained. This Port wine ages in oak casks in the Douro for periods ranging from 4 to 6 years before bottling.

This wood aging facilitates the wine’s development, and therefore, Maynard’s LBV is ready to be enjoyed as soon as the bottle is opened. It pairs very well with Brie roasted with Balsamic Chutney and Cranberry. This wine has not undergone a stabilization process, so a natural deposit may form in the bottle.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107193

Barão de Vilar

The known origins of the van Zeller family refer back to the 13th Century, to the Flemish cities of Mechelen and Nijmegen, where they held several properties, namely, in the village of de Zellaer. During the 17th Century, in the rouse of the religious wars that ravaged the northern and central Europe at that time, the van Zellers migrated to Spain and Portugal, countries where they came to settle.

Their connection to the wine business dates back from the beginning of the 17th Century, according to the wine records Livros da Imposição (1620-1640) that refer to the trader Jorge Fernandes and his son-in-law Francisco da Silva Moura, ancestors of the Portuguese legacy of the family, as the biggest wine traders registered at that time. These ancestors of the van Zeller family are the first known members of an uninterrupted series of 14 consecutive generations devoted, to present days, to Port and Douro wine trade, an unprecedented fact in any other Portuguese family “dynasty” involved in the wine business.


Barão de Vilar – Vinhos, S.A

Núcleo de Acolhimento de Empresas de Sta. Comba da Vilariça, Lotes 10/11
5360-170 Santa Comba da Vilariça