Manual harvest. Strict manual selection of bunches. In the winery, we still practice traditional fermentation in granite troughs known as “lagares” and we still tread grapes by foot. After fortification with top-level spirits, the wines age in barrels until the date of bottling. We bottle the wine, unfiltered, four years after harvest.
Tecedeiras LBV Porto
Side-by-side in this Late Bottled Vintage you will find elegance, power, complexity and nobility – from the heady blend of more than 10 traditional grape varieties, some originating in plots of old vineyards. To maintain all its key characteristics, this LBV has not been filtered, so we recommend decanting it. The poor soils of the Douro wine region, demarcated and regulated since 1756, are of schist and the plots where the grapes for our LBVs originate are of north and east exposure, with terraces planted at an altitude of between 90m and 190m. The grapes ripen well, with an amazing concentration of aromas and flavours without losing their freshness. In the glass, we find across a deep ruby -hued wine with an intense and complex aroma. The pure notes of ripe red and black fruits are complemented by lighter hints of dried fruits and flowers. On the palate, the wine has excellent structure. It is engaging and harmonious, full of ripe fruit and balanced acidity, leading to a long, crescendo finish. You can of course enjoy this Port by itself and enjoy its purity and intense flavour, or try it with an expressive, ripe cheese. For chocolate lovers the LBV is a must! From petit gateau, Sachertorte, a bar of dark chocolate or mousse, all are perfect pairings! You can also try it with Portugal’s famous ‘drunken pears’ dessert, fruit tarts, cashews, walnuts and hazelnuts. Serve at a temperature between 14ºC to 16ºC, never warmer, and preferably in a white wine glass.