Varietal: Traditional port varieties, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão and Tinta Roriz from La Rosa’s A graded vineyards.
Origin: Douro Valley, Portugal
The Colheita makes a wonderful digestif - delicious with many desserts; chocolate, fruit and dried fruit based puddings such as mince pies.
The Colheita is similar in style to other La Rosa ports – well defined, with a good structure, mature tannins and soft wood undertones. La Rosa ports are slightly drier than most and the brandy is well integrated.
2009 produced wines that were very aromatic with exceptionally mature, dense fruit which characterises this colheita. This port has almost 10 years of ageing in barrels which gives it more liquorice, black chocolate, vanilla and some exoticism. On the palate, there is an incredible exuberance, a true explosion of flavours in perfect harmony.
This Colheita successfully marries two worlds – the energy and opulence of fruit from Ruby ports and the elegance and complexity of Tawnies.
The port gives immense pleasure for immediate drinking. Please make sure the bottle isn’t kept in direct sunlight otherwise it might oxidise.