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Port Wine
Maynard's
Vintage 2011, 75cl
Douro

75,49
approx. £65.14

 20%

 2014-2044

 Serve at 14º-16º

 

O Produtor, tasting note published in November 27th 2014

Wine of a dark and opaque color, with an impressive structure, body, and complexity. It has an aroma and taste of red fruits, revealing a quite creamy texture. Persistent and fruity finish.

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Maynard's

The vine’s growth cycle occurred earlier than usual with a very warm early spring. From June, temperatures dropped and remained low until late August, which was perfect for delaying maturation. Early September brought rain that proved extremely important, along with cool nights that gave us intense aromas, excellent concentration, freshness, and a strong but highly sophisticated tannin structure.

Overripe grapes are harvested by hand. Partial destemming and crushing follow in a mechanical lagar, where intense maceration occurs before and during alcoholic fermentation with several pumpovers during fermentation. Grape spirit is added to fermentation at the ideal moment for each variety, thus preserving the aromatic concentration, color, and structure of the wine. The Vintage ages in oak casks in the Douro, with temperature and humidity control, and after successive tastings, it was bottled 3 years after its harvest.

Indicated to close great lunches or dinners. It pairs well with cow or sheep cheeses and as a digestif. This wine has not undergone a stabilization process, so a natural deposit may form in the bottle.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 107192

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.

Address

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
Portugal