Port Messias, Porto 10 Year Old
Reviews of purchase Messias, Porto 10 Year Old
The color of the port is maroon.
The taste of the wine is velvety, bright and refreshing, with fruity-spicy shades and a long, luxurious aftertaste.
The port wine is rich, complex, with dominating shades of dried fruits.
Port can act as an aperitif or digestive. It perfectly matches with cigars, it is an excellent base for cocktails.
Messias, Porto 10 Year Old - port, which has a spectacular, bright taste and a multifaceted bouquet. In its production, grape varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroc, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Cao are used. They are grown in the Portuguese region of Douro on layered soils.
The technology of making port is quite complicated. It provides for fermentation at a strictly observed temperature regime, which is interrupted by the addition of brandy in order to obtain the necessary levels of strength and sugar. Then follows a ten-year exposure of the port in oak barrels to bottling.
Vinhos Messias company was founded in 1926, its founder - Messias Baptista - served as head of the company until 1973, after which control passed to his heirs. The company produces high-quality wines from several regions: Dao, Bairrada, Douro, Vinho Verde, Beyras, Terras do Sado and Wine do Porto. The company is also known for its high quality sparkling wines and aged brandies.
Messias is based at Mealhada town, a small town in central Portugal, in the heart of the Bairrada region. Here, the company owns more than 160 hectares of land, on which lie the vineyards. In Ferradoza (Douro Valley), Messias owns 200 hectares of land, 110 hectares of which are occupied by vineyards for the production of port wine and Quinta do Douro. The company expands, buys new vineyards and carefully ensures that in the production were involved in only the most advanced technology.