Cockburns Special Reserve Port 75Cl

Cockburns Special Reserve Port 75Cl
£ 8.00
£8.00/75cl

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Product Description

  • Special Reserve Port - Red Portuguese Wine
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  • Have you got a moment? Uncork this reserve and you'll discover a liquid garnered from the grandest of grapes.
  • You'll taste craft, care and a rich history of families dedicated to making the finest port wines cultivated in the Douro Valley. You'll taste how seasoned oak casks age it to full-bodied perfection.
  • So if you've got a moment - let's make it special.
  • Wine of Portugal
  • Matured in our cellars
  • A port wine of special persuasion unreservedly excellent for any occasion
  • Pack size: 75cl

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains Sulphites

Tasting Notes

  • Garnet red colour. A youthful nose packed with rich and concentrated aromas of red fruits, On the palate sweet, well rounded, medium length and with luscious red berry flavours leading to a distinctive dry finish, balanced with fine wood-aged flavours.

Region of Origin

Douro

Wine Colour

Red

Alcohol Units

15

ABV

20% vol

Producer

Symington Family Estates

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Charles Symington

Country

Portugal

Alcohol Type

Wine

Grape Variety

Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca

Vinification Details

  • Grapes for our ports are picked by hand and transported to the winery in small crates. The grapes are then placed into large shallow tanks where the grapes were traditionally trodden by foot but more recently machines with rubber ‘feet' are being used. Fermentation lasts for about 48 hours. When the alcohol and sugar are at the desired levels, the fermentation is arrested by the addition a pure grape spirit. The Port wines are then aged in large oak casks until ready to bottle.

History

  • Port wine is produced in the Douro valley which was defined and established as a protected region in 1756, making it the oldest defined, regulated and protected wine region in the world. Port became popular in England during the 1700's after the Methuen Treaty was signed in 1703. Merchants were allowed to import Port wine at low duty rate while war with France deprived them of French wines.

Regional Information

  • The Port region has three areas. Baixo Corgo is the western most area and the wettest in terms of rainfall. Grapes from here are used for inexpensive Ruby and Tawny Ports. Further upstream is Cima Corgo centred on the town of Pinhao. This region is hotter and drier. Grapes grown here are used for Vintage and LBV Ports. Even further upstream is the Douro Superior the hottest of all three regions. Not widely cultivated due to the accessibility of the area. Port is produced here in small quantities.

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

  • This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 1 year

Storage

This bottle should be stored lying down in a cool dark place

Produce of

Product of Portugal

Preparation and Usage

  • We recommend serving at room temperature or slightly cool in warmer weather. There's no need to decant Special Reserve, it pours from the bottle the way we intended you to enjoy it.

Name and address

  • Bottled by:
  • Symington Family Estates,
  • Vinhos S.A.,
  • V. N. Gaia,
  • Portugal.

Return to

  • Symington Family Estates,
  • Vinhos S.A.,
  • V. N. Gaia,
  • Portugal.

Lower age limit

18 Years

Net Contents

75cl ℮

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2 Reviews

Average of 4.5 stars

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Fruity with long after taste...a port to be enjoye

4 stars

A lovely after dinner port that went very well with strong cheese. Universally liked by all eighteen of us at our family pre-Christmas meal. I would buy this again - once I finish the two bottles that weren't finished.

An excellent port

5 stars

Its worth every penny, the most enjoyable port in the range.

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