Churchill LBV 2011 Unfiltered Vintage Port 75cl

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Country Portugal
Port Type LBV Port
Region Douro
Brand Churchill
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20.0%
Closure Type Cork
Maturity Drink or keep for 3-5 years
Food Match Excellent with chocolate desserts or rich cheeses such as Stilton and Camembert
Style Rich, intense and juicy

Produced from a field blend of many varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Tinta Francisca, LBV is one of the most popular styles of port. This is an excellent example produced in the traditional style, rich, intense and juicy.

Black cherry colour with a garnet rim. Lovely fruit purity and intensity on the nose, with floral and resinous notes. Quite solid and juicy on the palate, showing excellent backbone and tannic structure combined with a well-defined natural acidity in a long and persistent finish.

Requires decanting - Stand the LBV Port Wine bottle upright for a few hours before decanting. It is best decanted at least two hours before being served. Once opened, the wine will keep for up to 10 days.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

Founded in 1981 by John Graham, Churchill’s was the first British Port wine company to have been established in over 50 years.

 

His desire was to set up a company to produce his own, individual style of wine. It was his wife, Caroline Churchill, who provided the company with its name. In an industry where others are hundreds of years old, Churchill's were new challengers to the market. 


In 1999 they bought their own Vineyards – Quinta da Gricha – a 50 hectare Grade “A” Vineyard estate situated on the south bank of the River Douro, in the prestigious Cima Corgo sub-region. All of Churchill's ports are produced here, in traditional granite “lagares” or treading tanks built in 1852.

Since then the company have also produced a table wine business – Churchill Estates, launched in 2004 to grow the wine portfolio.

 

Today Churchill's are known as a high quality “boutique” Port and Douro Wine Company creating premium Port and Douro Wine staying true to traditional methods but with modern innovations to tune each taste and create experiences and events that are truly inventive in the industry.

 

Late Bottled Vintage Port is produced from the same Quintas, which make Churchill's declared Vintage Ports.   It is a field blend of many varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Tinta Francisca.

Following the vintage the young LBV Ports are carefully tasted, selected and blended. The blended Port is then matured in large oak vats for a duration of 4 years where it softens, shedding its harsh tannins, but without losing its full bodied, rich fruit flavours. Finally after 4 years in wood, Late Bottled Vintage Port is bottled unfiltered into dark Vintage Port bottles and laid down to finish its maturation in tempera

Country Of Origin: Portugal

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