Offley Porto Reserve

P 980.00

Alcohol: 20%
Category: Fortified Wines
Also Available: Offley Tawny Porto | Offley Ruby Porto | Offley White Porto | Offley Old Tawny 10 years | Offley Old Tawny 20 years

Tasting Notes

Offley Reserve has an intense red ruby hue and an elegant bouquet dominated by red ripe fruit with some floral and balmy notes. In the mouth, it is a finely balanced wine, with a good body enveloping quality tannins, and a long and harmonious finish that complements its bouquet ideally. Offley Reserve is the ideal choice for those that seek elegance and freshness in a mature wine.

Serving Suggestions

Offley Reserve Porto is excellent on its own and also goes very well with several types of cheese and chocolate-rich desserts. Serve between 16º C and 18º C.

Winemaking

Offley Reserve is produced by the traditional Porto wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.

Varieties

Offley Reserve is a blended wine, made from a selection of quality grapes from the red vine varieties recommended for the Douro, especially Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão.

Storing

Offley Reserve is ready for drinking and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature (16º C to 18º C).

Open Bottle Shelf Life

Once open, it should be consumed within 4 weeks.

Ageing

After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following spring, when they are taken to Vila Nova de Gaia and enter Offley's centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks, as required by Porto wine traditional ageing system. Throughout the years the wines are carefully tasted and analysed by the oenology team who also makes all necessary corrections and prepares the final blend so as to keep Offley Reserve Porto's style and character. The wines selected are usually between 3 and 5 years of age, providing for a mature and intense wine with an average age of 4 years. The final blend is filtered and cold-stabilised prior to bottling, and it is ready for drinking.

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