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Morgadio da Calçada Colheita Port 2009

Colheita 2009 has a bright and deep color, with orange-brown reflections. The wine has a lovely aroma, well integrated with the aroma of dried fruits. In the mouth it shows a nice balance with its acidity, along with soft notes of apricot and dried figs, leading to a long and complex finish.

The year 2009 was characterized by little precipitation in the winter months, January being the month with the most rainfall. Although average temperatures were generally similar to previous decades, August was on average more than 2°C warmer, even though the first 11 days of the month were relatively chilly compared to a normal year in the region. The 2009 harvest was not easy, with very high temperatures in August and September. The 2009 harvest enabled Morgadio da Calçada to obtain Ports of high quality and complexity.
  • About Morgadio da Calçada

    The Douro Valley is perhaps the most beautiful wine region on earth. Not for nothing is this region included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Very steep walls topped with terraces where the grapes bake in the sun, with the glistening river deep below.

    Morgadio da Calçada is located in the small village of Provezende, population only 300. In this town there are 13 beautiful, monumental buildings dating from the 16th to 18th centuries, Casa da Calçada being one of them. Built at the end of the 17th century by order of the influential judge, Jerónimo da Cunha Pimentel and recently purchased by Dirk van der Niepoort, one of the prodigies of the Port world. Dirk not only releases Port under his own name, but also makes Port for the small house Morgadio da Calçada.

    Where many Port producers opt for ultra-modern, industrial production methods, Dirk chooses instead to stay as close to tradition as possible. The fruit is picked by hand and then poured into large granite containers (Lagares). There, the feet of the "trekkers" take over the work. The soft soles of the feet do crush the grapes, but the seeds remain intact. This sugar-rich mixture ferments until a low alcohol content is created. Then they add pure wine alcohol, which immediately stops the fermentation. Port is born, lusciously sweet, powerful in color and full of natural extracts. Immediately after this "mutage," the young wine goes to the barrel cellar for aging.

    They are one of the few Port producers who still allow all Port wine to age in wooden barrels, some as old as 100 years. Because all wines age in wooden barrels, the wine is not as impressed with the oxygen it comes into contact with when opened. Therefore, the wine certainly does not have to be finished the same day. About the 'regular' Ruby Reserve, wine critic Hubrecht Duijker wrote "you can't expect better than this.

    • Druif

      Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz

    • Jaartal


    • Herkomst

      Douro, Portugak

    • Lekker bij

      Desserts met chocolade of karamel, licht gekoeld als aperitief met pate en foie gras

    • Smaakprofiel

      Complex, weelderig en elegant

    • Productiemethode


    • Inhoud

      20% - 0.75L