|Type Of Wine:||sweet wine|
|Vintage:||2008 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Porto and Douro (Portugal)|
|Grapes:||Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz|
|Wine Level In The Bottle:||Mid-Shoulder (ME - Mi-Epaule)|
Elaboration of Messias Colheita 2008
Messias Colheita 2008 (Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz)
- 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
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%
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.More about the Winery
Reviews of Messias Colheita 2008
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.
Better than any of the Caves Messias wines .
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.