Dessert Wine - Portugal

Churchills Vintage 1997

£81.88
Churchill’s is a small, independent family business. Johnny and his family are still at the heart of the business with his daughter, Zoe, recently joining him to lead the operation. They are a 45-strong tight-knit team, all committed to inciting joy through the power of simply excellent wines. Churchills participate in the integrated production protocol, committing to sustainable practices that will ensure future generations will be able to enjoy fresh young ports alongside the decades-aged vintages.

All Churchill’s ports are made from Grade-A grapes that are hand-picked, hand-sorted, and foot trod in the ancient granite lagares (treading tanks). We allow an extended period of fermentation in lagares to limit the amount of brandy required in fortification and leading to a drier style of port. Churchill’s 1997 is a Vintage Port wine in the classic style with a concentration of fresher fruit. It has what we call in the trade a “steel girder”; i.e. a good tannin structure which binds and balances the fruit and ensures good ageing potential.

Tasting Note:
The nose has a powerful black cherry aroma and the palate is earthy and complex with a breadth of concentrated fruit flavours
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