Offley Porto Colheita

Offley Porto Colheita

£32.95

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Grower: Offley
Grape Variety: Tinta Roriz / Touriga Franca / Tinta Barroca / Touriga Nacional / Tinto Cão
Style: Complex and Savoury
Country: Portugal
Appellation: Douro
Vintage: 2001
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 20% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Pale brown with amber glints – a true ‘Tawny’ colour. Elegant and complex aromas of dried fruits, hazelnuts and almonds, with notes of vanilla and oak. the mouthfeel is complex, with excellent structure and a long, delicate finish.

Offley’s history goes back to 1737, the year in which the Englishman William Offley founded the company to which he gave his own name. It is however from the 19th century onwards, the company acquired a new dynamism. In 1831, Joseph James Forrester, a nephew of the founder, joined the company. An academic and an artist, James Forrester was the first person to map the River Douro and its region, as well as to draw maps that became works of reference. He also undertook numerous wine growing studies and left important graphical works – paintings, drawings and sketches – in which he shows all his passion for the Douro. James Forrester’s contribution to the development of the region where Port Wine is made, as well as to its trade, earned him the title of Baron given to him by the King of Portugal. Throughout the years the company invested in the production and marketing of fortified wines, in the planting of new vineyards and in the re-planting of existing ones (as happened at Quinta da Boavista), built and maintained unique ageing cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia.

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