Colheita Tawny


Old-vine, 20-variety+ field blend. This first Infantado colheita, or vintage tawny, comes from exclusively Class A parcels (Vale de Moinhos and Castelos) totaling 3.5 hectares on poor schist soils. The fruit is hand-harvested, partly destemmed and fermented exclusively in lagar; fermentation is stopped with 77%-degree wine brandy. The wine was aged for 10 years in a combination of very old tonel or balseiro (tall wooden tanks from 3,000-60,000 liters with thick staves that slow down oxidation) and the classic Port pipa (550-liter horizontal casks with thinner staves that promote oxidation). The 2007 finished at a modest 19.5% and 70 grams/liter of residual sugar. Only 3000 numbered bottles were produced in this first vintage.

Product Line: 
Tinta Roriz/Touriga Nacional