45% Touriga Nacional, 30% Sousão, 10% Touriga Franca, 15% Old Vines Mix
2014 was atypical in considering the last 30 years, with a mild winter, hot spring and a particularly fresh summer. There was significant rainfall, particularly in the months of January, February, July and September and some weather instability during the summer period, with thunderstorms in June and July. The moderate summer temperatures, with no heatwaves, and cool nights with occasional rain gave the vines the best maturation conditions and produced musts with balanced sugar/acidity and good concentration. The wines are bright in colour, fresh and harmonious with fresh fruit aromas. The 2014 LBV is a good example of the Ramos Pinto style.
The grapes from our quintas of Ervamoira and Bom Retiro are harvested by hand in small containers and
taken to the lagar to be crushed by foot.
A late-bottled vintage port is a single-vintage blend that has been aged four to six years in oak asks, unlike a vintage port which ages only two years in wood before bottling. As a result of this extended wood contact, LBV ports have mature, fruity flavors at a younger age, offering much of the character of a vintage port without the wait and at a lower price point. Young and elegant, this delicious LBV 2013 represents the Ramos Pinto style.
Fermentation lasted around 3 to 5 days, producing a wine with excellent extraction. The wine was aged in Vila Nova de Gaia, in seasoned wooden vats of approximately 15,000 litres. The blend was made in June 2018 and bottled in October of the same year. The 2014 LBV is a traditional late bottled vintage, without hot or cold treatments, unfiltered, thus preserving the full potential of the existing fruit and the capacity for extensive ageing in bottle.
Wine Alcohol: 19.27%
Titratable Acidity: 4.47 g/L (tartaric acid)
Residual Sugar: 95 g/L