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Messias Colheita 2008

75cl

£29.15 (Approximate price)

Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sweet wine
Vintage: 2008 Other vintages
Appellation:Porto and Douro (Portugal)
Winery: Caves Messias
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 20%
Wine Level In The Bottle: Mid-Shoulder (ME - Mi-Epaule)
From Caves Messias (Porto and Douro), we received this Messias Colheita 2008 , a sweet wine that contains tinta roriz, touriga nacional, tinta barroca, touriga franca and tinto cão of 2008 and comes with an alcohol content of 20%. According to Drinks&Co users, this sweet wine earns 4 out of 5 points.

Elaboration of Messias Colheita 2008

Messias Colheita 2008 (Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Red with brownish enamel.
  • Nose: The aroma is rich in ripe fruit with a hint of spice and vanilla notes.
  • Mouth: Fresh, balanced with a good presence of silky tannins. Long and refreshing finish

APPELLATION: Porto & Douro Port Wine

VINEYARD: Messias

GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Tinta Barroca

AGEING: in oak barrels for a minimum period of seven years in the warehouses of Vila Nova de Gaia.

PREPARATION: Prepared temperature controlled fermentation at 24/28 °. Once reached the desired sweetness fermentation with the addition of brandy (77%) is interrupted.

PAIRING: Especially nice with cheeses, perfect with desserts, whatever it may occasion.

RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: Serve chilled to 9-14 °CALCOHOL: 20%

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The Winery

Caves Messias

Caves Messias

The portuguese vineyard Caves Messias produces excellent wine since 1926. Founded by Mr. Messias Baptista, who acted as a chariman until 1973, it still is a family-owned company. The winery is situated in the center of Portugal in the region of Bairrada, where the estate covers vineyards of aproximately 160 hectares.

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Reviews of Messias Colheita 2008

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4 /5

Cor vermelha acinzentada, com aromas a frutos silvestres, amora preta. Na boca, os sabores são confirmados, com taninos e notas sutis de baunilha. O sabor residual é persistente e bom.
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4 /5

A very nice 2008 Colheita Port that has a deep red colour with brownish glaze. The aroma is rich in ripe fruit with a touch of spice and vanilla notes. In the mouth it is fresh and balanced with a presence of silky tannins. It has a long and refreshing finish making it ideal for that after dinner treat.
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3/5

The Messias Colheita 2005 had a very deep color. I drank it several day after I first opened it and, even though the days, it tasted good.
It would have been better with meat.
This wine was recommended by a friends of us.
I always ask for it when I go to the restaurant.
A classic.
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Albert Green

4/5

Flavours are well balanced.
Better than any of the Caves Messias wines .
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Gloria Kent

4/5

Caves Messias
Caves Messias is a historic family owned producer renowned for their colheita and vintage ports. Founded in 1926 by Messias Baptista, the company has remained a family owned business up tol the present day. The most famous estate is Quinta do Cachão which has its slopes adjacent to the River Douro, in the subregion Cima Corgo. The vineyard was first planted in 1845 by the Baron Pebble sendomais and later acquired by family Afonso Cabral, who in turn sold it to Messiah family in 1956. In order to increase production capacity, Messias acquired another adjoining property, Quinta do Rei, then belonging Gonzales Byass.
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Jessica Barker

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