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A good producer, a good vintage, a good chance to get your hands on lovely vintage port.

20% ABV.
Traditional Port blend of grapes


Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

The Dalva Vintage port is a lovely deep dark ruby colour. 

The nose is a powerful and complex blend of dark fruits, with plum, distinct raisin and touches of strawberry and raspberry. There is a mature note too, of rich bramble and a touch of spice. 

The palate is equally powerful and complex, with sweet raisin again, stewed plum, chocolate and a touch of fruit cake. The tannins are smooth and elegant, enhancing the approachability of the port yet ensuring its longevity. There is a lingering touch of spicy pepper and sweet coffee. 

About the port:

After harvesting and fermentation, neutral grape spirit is added to the wine. This halts fermentation, increases the alcohol content and leaves a significant amount of residual sugar, hence the sweetness.

The port is then aged for a minimum of two and a half years in the barrel before bottling. The port can then age naturaly in the bottle over a period of ten to thirty years to really reach their peak. 

About the producer:

The company was established in the Douro in 1862 by the Portuguese family, Correa Ribeiro. The name was then changed in 1957 to the now C. da Silva when Mr Clemente da Silva received the company through marriage.

The company is dedicated to perfecting the art of production of  the finest port, through careful selection of the best wines in each vintage. 

During the ageing process, careful monitoring of quality takes place by highly skilled winemakers in modern, technologically advanced laboratories.

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