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White Colheita

Indulge in the luxurious taste of Colheita 2009 White Port wine – a truly remarkable vintage. With its deep golden color and amber reflection, this wine exudes warmth and richness. The delightful combination of caramelized and candied fruits, nutty undertones, and indulgent caramel notes, create a complex and indulgent flavor that is sure to captivate your senses.




Deep golden color, amber reflection


This wine features a delightful combination of flavors, including caramelized and candied fruits, nutty undertones, and indulgent caramel notes.


Upon first sip, this wine's luscious sweetness immediately floods the palate, providing a truly indulgent experience. As you continue to drink, the wine evolves, revealing additional flavors of rich caramel, nutty hazelnut, and mocha. The wine's complexity is a true delight, showcasing a depth of flavor that is both enticing and satisfying. The finish is short but memorable, concluding with a return to its initial notes of candied fruit and decadent caramel, leaving a lasting impression on the senses.


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The 2009 Colheita White Port is a blend of Viosinho (30%), Rabigato (24%), Gouveio (18%), Malvasia Fina (18%) and Moscatel Galego (10%) from the winery’s Quinta da Trovisca. It was bottled with 104 grams of residual sugar and a long cork in May 2023. Dark, sweet and burnished, this is a big mouthful from a big vintage that seems to do what Colheitas are supposed to do: reflect the vintage. It’s a sexy blockbuster for a young Colheita, although it’s not terribly complex. In terms of depth and richness, however, it seems older than its bottling date would suggest, and it projects big flavors, including caramelized apricots. The fruit is certainly younger and less nuanced than on the older ones, but the richness compensates well. It sure isn’t your light and easy White Port. There’s a whiff of brandy in the background, but nothing disturbing. In many respects, this seems more like a Tawny, just not as dark or as rich. It is pretty fine for that hedonistic experience, but some may prefer a more restrained version. Plenty of others will swoon for this.

Technical Information

Grape Varieties

Viosinho (30%), Rabigato (24%) Gouveio (18%), Malvasia Fina (18%), Moscatel Galego (10%)


Alcohol – 19,00%% Total Acidity – 3,54 (g/l) pH – 3,53 Residual Sugar – 104 (g/l) Contains sulfites

Winemaking Details

The viticultural season in the Douro Valley in 2009 was warm and dry, with some heat spikes during the summer. Despite the lack of rainfall, the vines were able to thrive due to the unique schist soils in the region. The resulting wines were highly regarded, with good structure and balance.

Fermented in stainless steel vats with temperature control. This meticulous approach ensured that the wine underwent fermentation under optimal conditions, preserving its delicate aromas and flavors. Notably, a wild fermentation technique was employed, harnessing the natural yeast present in the grapes to initiate fermentation.

Following fermentation, the wine was carefully transferred to an 11,000-liter French oak barrel, known as a balseiro, for the aging process. The wine was left to mature within the oak barrel for a remarkable period of 14 years. This extended aging duration allowed the wine to develop a luxurious and intricate character, seamlessly integrating the unique flavors contributed by the diverse grape varieties used in the blend.

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