Port 1934 Armando Alves
Cuvée, Stencilled Front, Label on Back, Bottled 1972
Provenance: Catawiki, 6/3/2016
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|Fill level||Top shoulder|
|Region||Vila Nova de Gaia|
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.