Colheita 1982


Colheita 1982

Region: Portugal / Douro Valley Porto
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca

Sourced in the traditional way, from the highest-quality individual growers in the Douro Valley, where the varying altitude and aspect of the vineyards creates the potential for a complex wine of great character. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. Single Harvest Tawny is a blend of ports from a single year which age to maturity in seasoned oak casks.

93 Points

Wine Advocate

1982 vintage
96 Points

Wine & Spirits

1982 vintage
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harvest note

The drought that had affected the previous year’s crop continued throughout 1982 and by early September only 6.75 inches of rain had fallen that year at Pinhão, in the heart of the upper Douro region. However what little rain there was, it fell at the most appropriate times. Flowering and budset being above the mean, and the resulting crop, although not abundant, was only a little below average size. The long hot Summer was responsible for the early maturation of the fruit, and the vintage started generally on September 13th. Fruit was generally healthy with extremely tight clusters. Sugar levels were exceptionally high. Hot temperatures early in the vintage led to some rapid fermentations, but wines nevertheless all showed extremely good color, firm structure and an unusually powerful and fragrant aroma.

tasting note

Framed with complex notes of dried fruits, herbs, candied sugar and citrus. Powerful, with a long aftertaste, it is a very elegant wine, one of the greatest from the 80s.

food pairing

Almonds, walnuts, berry fruit, dark chocolate or blue veined cheeses.

technical data

GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
PH: 3.62
ACIDITY: 5.19 g/l
ABV: 21.6%

points of distinction

  • Blend of tawny port from a single year's harvest
  • Sourced from high quality growers
  • about the grape +
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“My team and I strive to bring the very best performance out of our vineyards by careful nurturing of the vines, combined with the very best winemaking techniques available.”

– David Guimaraens, Winemaker

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