Port 1881 Martinho

Vinho Velho, Reserva Velhissima, Particular, Tinto Aloirado Muito Doce, Stencilled Bottle, Label Attached to Capsule

Provenance: Catawiki, 7/21/2017

$ 1,999.00

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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1881
Alcohol 20.0 %
Classification Reserva Particular
Fill level Mid shoulder
Maturation Velhissimo
Region Douro


The early 1800s was a watershed era for the vintners of Portugal’s Douro Valley, On one hand, the grape harvest of 1820, after fermenting and aging for four years, presented connoisseurs with a wine of remarkable sweetness, with “plenty of crust and plenty of color…and a well-stained cork,” according to T.G. Shaw, who recorded his views in Wine, the Vine, and the Cellar (1863), The remarkable vintage established Portuguese wine as a favorite among the British.


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