2011 Burmester Porto Colheita Tawny
This Burmester Colheita Port is a great vintage (2011) port in the tawny style that has aged for at least 7 years in oak barrels. The port has a vibrant red color with hints of brown. The brown color arises because the port comes into contact with oxygen during the aging in wooden barrels. Taste & discover the beautiful aromas of caramelized creme toffee, dried fruit and fine spicy notes. This port is fascinating, attractive, has a delicate texture and an almost endless finish. An excellent Colheita, with a good character due to the aging in wooden barrels.
To express all the finesse and sophistication of this port, it is best to drink it slightly chilled (between 14 and 16 °C). Goes very well with various desserts where the winemaker especially recommends these combinations: caramel desserts such as caramel fondant with apple and ginger jelly, tatin tart and dried fruit. The wine is best stored in a cool and dry place, protected from light and changes in temperature, and the bottle must remain upright. Over time, it makes sense for sediment to form at the bottom of a bottle of port wine. Once opened, we recommend drinking the port within 2 to 4 months.
The vineyards are located at an altitude of up to 600 meters and have a bottom of schist-like sandstone (greywacke), in some places interspersed with granite. The rows of vines are traditionally planted in horizontal terraces on the slope. More recently, vines have been planted vertically on the slope ("vinha ao alt"). The traditional Douro grape varieties are used for this port.
The family name 'Burmester' comes from the German word „Burgmeester“ (Mayor) - as the family came from the small town of Moelln in northern Germany. In 1730, Henry Burmester and John Nash established a grain business in London under the name Burmester & Nash. In 1750 the company moved to Vila Nova de Gaia and started shipping Port to the British Isles and the rest of Europe. The company was very active in London. The commercial and financial activities of the Burmester family were highly valued in London. For example, the most famous street in the Wimbledon district is the 'Burmester Road'.
|Type of Wine||Portwine|
|Drinking as of||2021|