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Silva Reis Late Bottled Vintage
Although made from one specific Vintage, as shown on the lable, LBV’s (on the contrary to Vintage Ports) are bottled between the fourth and sixth year of ageing. This longer ageing period ensures a smoother and rounder palate, making this wine enjoyable for immediate consume.
The Silva Reis Port is produced from grapes originating from 3 of the 5 Quintas owned by the Company: Quinta das Carvalhas, Quinta dos Aciprestes & Quinta de Cidrô.
Old Vines Field Blend
For the LBV’s fermentation takes place in the stone lagares followed by the traditional treading by foot, which, ensures greater yet softer extraction for the necessary concentration. Ageing occurs in oak vats for a period of 4, on the contrary to a Vintage Port, which ages only 2 years.
The Silva Reis LBV presents a very balanced and intense nose with notes of black cherry and suggestions of cistus combined with dark chocolate and discrete hints of oak. Very powerful and concentrated, with great fruit character showing depth and grip, with a long lasting, finish highlighted with by a lingering acidity.