Bastardinho de Azeitão 40 Years
A rare and unique fortified wine. It is a blend of different vintages, where the youngest wine has 40 years at the time of bottling on June of 2011.
Grape Varieties: Bastardo (Trousseau)
Colour: Dark topaz with red and greenish tints.
Aroma: Hazelnuts, dried fruit, mint and spices.
Palate: Round, fruity with balanced acidity.
Vinification: Fermentation halted by addition of brandy, with full skin contact for 5 months.
Ageing: In used oak casks. No bottle ageing is required due to its oxidative stage.
Alcohol - 18.5%
Serving Suggestions: As an aperitif or as a dessert wine at a temperature of 16ºC.
Storage: The bottles should be laid down at a temperature of 12ºC and 60% of humidity.
Shelf Life: These wines are subjected in their aging, a natural oxidation process. Thus, there is no progress after bottling. If the bottle storage, after open, is done correctly, this wine will remain the same for many years.