1998 Calem Porto Colheita

49.50 40.91
Type of Wine Portwine
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Winery Calem
Year 1998
Grape Blend Rood
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (20%)
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The Colheita Tawny port from Calem is light brown colored with an orange-colored glow. The port is a blend of 5% Touriga Nacional, 25% Tinta Roriz, 25% Touriga Franca, 25% Tinta Barroca. Powerful complex nose with scents of dried fruits, notes of wood and herbs. Elegant, round and intense taste with strong tannins. Soft taste with a wonderful finish. Tastes perfect with rich chocolate desserts and blue or hard cheeses. But also delicious to enjoy or with a nice cigar.

The word colheita means harvest year and this is therefore a port of one (good) harvest year. The wine must have aged in a wooden barrel for at least seven years. He is then tawny in color and ready to be drunk. The harvest year and the year of bottling are stated on the bottle.

Cálem Port stands for quality

Cálem Port was founded in 1859 by António Alves Cálem. The port was exported to Brazil and exotic wood was taken back. Cálem did this with its own ships, the so-called ' caravelles '. An image of such a ship can be found in the Cálem Port logo. The company remained in the family's hands for four generations . The aim was to create a port of excellent quality . Even when the port house was incorporated by the Sogevinus Group in 1998, nothing has changed. The many prizes that the Cálem ports win prove that.

Calem Porto Quinta do Arnozelo (2)

Quinta do Arnozelo is beautifully situated in the middle of the steep terraced vineyards

The grapes for the port of Cálem come from Quinta do Arnozelo . This quinta is in a beautiful location among the steep vineyards in the Douro valley. The vinification of the Cálem port takes place in São Martinho da Anta , where the modern winery of Cálem is located. The port is then matured in Vila Nova de Gaia , the city where the large port houses have their cellars. Those cellars are cool and dark and have the perfect humidity for the maturing of the ports. That is necessary, because some ports need decades before they come on the market.

Cálem Port Cellar wooden barrels

Vineyard for 1998 Calem Porto Colheita
More Information
Type of Wine Portwine
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Winery Calem
Grape Blend Rood
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 1998
Alcohol % 20
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine Yes
Closure Cork
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