Late Bottled Vintage was aged in casks for 4 years and bottled without filtration. It was then aged in the bottle for at least another 4 years before being released. This long maturation process is essential in order to draw out the wonderful aroma and full flavor of this Port, bringing together a style and complexity similar to that of vintage port.
It has a deep ruby color with a rich garnet edge with an excellent aromatic complexity, bursting with ripe red fruits, exquisitely combined with floral nuances. On the palate it is very fruity and fresh, showing great finesse and elegance.
|Varietal(s)||The grapes used in the production of Warre’s Otima series are a blend of traditional Portuguese varieties from the Douro Valley, such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, and Tinta Roriz.|
It has an excellent aromatic complexity, bursting with ripe red fruits, exquisitely combined with floral nuances. On the palate it is very fruity and fresh, showing great finesse and elegance.
This port undergoes fermentation with natural yeast at between 24 and 28℃。Once the must has fermented to the desired degree of sweetness, usually within 48 hours, fortification takes place with grape brandy at 77%. The ratio is generally 20% brandy to 80% must.
Founded in 1670, Warre’s was the first British Port company established in Portugal. It’s no exaggeration to say that the history of Warre’s is synonymous with that of Port itself.
Owned by the Symington Family Estates, the world’s leading producers of premium Port and the only British Port companies to be entirely owned and managed by one family. The Symington Family is descended from Andrew James Symington who left Scotland for Portugal in 1882.
Today this company is still operated by the remaining six members of the Symington family, the 13th generation, where every part of production is rigorously administered from the cultivation of grapes through to vinification, maturation, and sales. Warre’s premium wines are sourced from Quinta da Cavadinha and Quinta do Bom Retiro Pequeno, two of the finest estates of the Douro valley. Warre’s Ports are distinguished by their structure, power, and mellow, rich aroma and are renowned all over the world for their excellence.