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Ramos Pinto LBV 2004 £19.99
Ramos Pinto LBV 2004
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The 2004 harvest was preceded by an extraordinary winegrowing year: the very damp months of October and November 2003 were followed by an abnormally dry start to 2004. In August, the vines were in excellent condition but there was a strong hydric stress.

Finally, the improbable happened: a good rainfall in August. This rain was also accompanied by relatively low temperatures for the Douro, resulting in much slower ripening. The unstable weather in early September, which could easilyhave damaged the grapes, was followed by a long sunny period, with daily temperatures of around 30ºC. The harvest took place without a drop of rain.

The grapes, picked manually and placed in small containers, are taken to the lagar (trough), where they are trodden by foot. Fermentation lasts for 3 to 5 days, producing a wine with an excellent extraction.
The wine is aged in Vila Nova de Gaia, in approximately 15,000-litre vats.

The blend was made in February 2008 and was filled in May of the same year. The LBV 2004is a traditional LBV that does not undergo any hot or cold treatment or filtration. This retains the full potential of the existing fruit as well as a long ageing process.

Intense colour, dense red with violet hues. Exuberant, generous and quite fruity. Dominant aromas of ripe grape and red fruits, with notes of dark chocolate perfectly combined with a fine hint of

A full-bodied wine, vigorous, peppery, rich in ripe fruit and firm, smooth tannins that give it an excellent complexity. Long, harmonious finish.

A good accompaniment to game dishes, cheese soufflé, Serra cheese or other full-fat cheeses and chocolate desserts.

Serve between 18º and 22º C.

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