Armando Alves

Port 1938 Armando Alves

Colheita Port, Stencilled Front, Label on Back

Provenance: Catawiki, 11/3/2017

$ 489.00

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Size 75 cl
Vintage 1938
Alcohol 20.0 %
Classification Cuvée
Fill level Top shoulder
Region Vila Nova de Gaia

Port

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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