Taylors First Estate Reserve Port 75cl

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Country Portugal
Port Type Reserve Port
Region Douro
Brand Taylors
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage NV
Maturity Drink Now
Food Match Sensational with a gooey chocolate fondant, or a piece of farmhouse cheddar.
Style Rich and Full Bodied

First Estate is an excellent introduction to the Taylor’s style of intensely fruity but elegant and well-balanced Ports. It is blended from full bodied young red wines from the Cima Corgo area, then mellowed by several years of ageing in oak vats.

Taylor’s First Estate Port is a classic reserve blend produced to commemorate the firm’s acquisition in 1744 of its first property in the upper Douro Valley, the Casa dos Alambiques at Lugar das Lages.

Country Of Origin: Portugal
On the Taylor estates the grapes are picked and carried in small trays to ensure that they are kept in perfect condition. On arrival in the winery they are evaluated by the wine maker and inspected on a sorting table before being de-stemmed. In the traditional process, still used to make the wines from Taylor's own estates, the grapes are then placed in wide, thigh-deep granite treading tanks known as lagares. Here they are trodden by foot. Probably the best known of all Port houses, the firm known today as Taylor's was founded by Job Bearsley who was a general trader. It was Job's son Peter who moved the company to Oporto in 1709 and they were the first English family to purchase property in the Douro in 1744. In 1816 Joseph Taylor joined the firm and it was soon trading under his name, 1836 saw the arrival of John Fladgate and Morgan Yeatman. Descendants of these three families have run the firm ever since, and it remains committed to staying independently owned. David Guimaraens is the wine-maker here, producing first growth Vintage Port. Taylor's were the first to plant single variety vineyards at Quinta de Vargellas. The house remains entirely focused on Port production and specialised in its premium styles.
Country Of Origin: Portugal

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