Maynards-Colheita-Port-1950

Maynard's, Colheita Tawny Port, 1950

Colheita (pronounced Col-yate-a) is pure and simply, a single vintage-dated Tawny Port, (all grapes are from one harvest) which are aged in small used oak barrels. In Portugese the word “Colheita” actually means “harvest” and can be construed therefore, to mean vintage as well. Colheita Ports may also go by the name of “Port of the Vintage” and therefore must not be confused with Vintage Port, even though it is vintage dated on the label. If “Reserve” or “Reserva” is on the label…it means that the wine is a Colheita and not a VP. This confuses many individuals who think of “Reserve” in the typical sense of domestic wines in America. Colheita must be aged in cask at least 7 years, but eight years is pretty typical, but they may spend as many as 50 or more years maturing in wood.
This, near 70 year old wine, provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a classic of Portuguese wine making and history.

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D5651
Varietal: Port
Type: Red
Country: Portugal
Region: Portugal
Winery: Maynard's
Item(s) Bottle
$595.00
Case
$7,140.00

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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D5651
Varietal: Port
Type: Red
Country: Portugal
Region: Portugal
Winery: Maynard's

Description

Colheita (pronounced Col-yate-a) is pure and simply, a single vintage-dated Tawny Port, (all grapes are from one harvest) which are aged in small used oak barrels. In Portugese the word “Colheita” actually means “harvest” and can be construed therefore, to mean vintage as well. Colheita Ports may also go by the name of “Port of the Vintage” and therefore must not be confused with Vintage Port, even though it is vintage dated on the label. If “Reserve” or “Reserva” is on the label…it means that the wine is a Colheita and not a VP. This confuses many individuals who think of “Reserve” in the typical sense of domestic wines in America. Colheita must be aged in cask at least 7 years, but eight years is pretty typical, but they may spend as many as 50 or more years maturing in wood.
This, near 70 year old wine, provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a classic of Portuguese wine making and history.