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Morgadio da Calçada Vintage Port 2011

Vintage Morgadio da Calçada 2011 exhibits a very intense deep red color. On the nose, it has distinct notes of wild and dark fruits, while on the palate the wine is velvety and contrasts beautifully with a finish in which the tannins are wonderfully rustic. The near perfect acidity of the 2011 vintage, combined with great concentration, makes this Vintage 2011 a great and impressive wine that will gain much with time in bottle.
2011 was a year with relatively little precipitation in winter and a surprising bloom in March, earlier than normal. In June the extreme heat suddenly appeared, burning some outliers, especially with earlier varieties such as Tinta Barroca. Although July and August were cool months with some precipitation, September temperatures were high and harvesting had to be accelerated to avoid overripe grapes. The 2011 Morgadio da Calçada Vintage was entered entirely on foot in stone mills. As usual in a Vintage of this quality, the stems are 100% incorporated into the winemaking process. Aged for 2 years in large wooden barrels and Port barrels.
  • 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, Portugal

    • Lekker bij

      Diverse blauwe kazen en desserts op eibasis als biscuitcake

    • Smaakprofiel

      Fluweelzacht, rustiek en indrukwekkend.

    • Productiemethode


    • Inhoud

      20 % - 0.75 L