1968 Port wine, Messias colheita

Messias Port
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A rare 1968 vintage Port colheita wine from the house of Messias packed in a personalised wooden box, a 50 year old Port 1968 wine as a 50th Birthday gift idea

1968 Port wine, Messias colheita as a 50th Birthday gift idea

You can add the Name and date and print this on the wooden box (just ignore this if you do not want this service)

The Demarcada do Douro area for the Messias vintage Port wine, Amber color with green hues. Complex and intense aroma, notes of nutmeg and hints of orange peel combined with roasted almonds. On the palate is full bodied and complex with an excellent finish.

1968 Vintage Port

The company was founded in 1926 by Mr. Messias Baptista, who served as chairman until 1973. The management is now held by the descendants of the same family.
Caves Messias produces high quality wines from several demarcated regions: Dão, Bairrada, Douro, Vinho Verde, Beiras, Península de Setúbal and Vinho do Porto. The company is also known for the high quality of its Champagne method Sparkling wines and aged Brandies. Messias is based at Mealhada, a small city in central Portugal, in the heart of Bairrada region. Here the company has over 60 000 square meters of plants, and approximately 160 ha of vineyards, of which 70 are dedicated to the production of the famous wines of The Quinta do Valdoeiro (Estate).
At Ferradosa (Douro Valley), Messias owns 200 ha of land being, 110 ha occupied with vineyards for the production of Port Wine and Douro Quinta do Cachão. There are over 5 000 square meters, for wine making, stocking and ageing.
The bottling of Vinho do Porto takes place at Vila Nova de Gaia in 10 000 square meters area. A branch office and shipment division are based there.
Within its policy of investments in the production area, Messias acquired in 2000, 4 estates with vineyards in the Dão wine region.
These acquisitions, in a short term, will allow the company to be self-sufficient of wines of that region, with the desired patrons of quality. A new wine making plant with the most updated technology, is planned.
1968 Port wine, Messias colheita Producer
Soc. Agric. Com. Vinhos Messias, SA

Region Demarcada do Douro

Country Portugal | Vintage 1968

Soil Schistose

Alcohol Volume 20,0 % vol.

Total Acidity 5,92 g/l in tartaric acid

Residual Sugar 144,0 g/l

Winemaker Ana Urbano

Winemaking Process Wine fermented after partial
destemming at controlled temperature (24-28ºC),
when must reached the desired sweetness value,
fermentation was interrupted by the addiction of brandy(77%); ageing in oak wood barrels for a minimum period of seven years, in our warehouses
in Vila Nova de Gaia, till bottling.