Port

ROZES COLHEITA 1950

/ #23737378
Size: 750 ml (Standard)
Red

Rozès was founded in 1855 in Bordeaux by M. Ostende Rozès. A few years later, trading in port wine began, a success that can today be thanked for by son Edmond Rozès.

In 1938, Rozès established itself in Vila Nova de Gaia, and at this time the company was already known for very fine quality port wine. Activities were halted during World War II, but resumed in 1959. Until 1974, the company continued as a family business, after which it was sold to Pedro Domecq SA - Luxemburg. In 1977 the company was taken over by Moet Hennesy SA, and in 1999 Rozès Port was taken over by the champagne company Vranken Monopole/Pommery.

Rozès bought this Colheita in 2017 at an auction of rare wines from Casa do Douro.

Casa do Douro was established in 1932, when the economic situation in Portugal was not very good. As a result of the depression following the Wall Street Crash of 1929, there was high unemployment in the Douro Valley and generally bad economic times throughout Portugal.

The aftermath of the Wall Street crash was clearly felt in the export of port wine, where there was a significant drop in both sales prices and the amount of port exported. To minimize the crisis in the Douro region, the first intervention in the production sector was made by the Portuguese state, which wanted to regulate the relationship between the parties involved.

Therefore, at the end of 1932, Casa do Douro was created as an association of winegrowers with compulsory membership under state control. Casa do Douro was supposed to represent Douro agriculture, and the goal was self-regulation by limiting the production of port wine and thus regulating the supply as well as setting minimum prices for the purchase of grapes from the winegrowers.

Casa do Douro also became responsible for providing credit to the winegrowers. When Portugal joined the EU in 1986, Casa do Douro lost its role as a market regulator, and in December 2015 Casa do Douro was considered abolished. But during the period when Casa do Douro was active on the market, a lot of old port wines were gathered together.

Today, the oldest in the collection is from the 1934 vintage. In 2017, Rozès bought some of these old ports at an auction of rare wines from Casa do Douro – including a number of Colheitas, which are now being released and sold to AMKA.

This port wine is produced from traditional grapes from the Douro Valley in Portugal - only the best grapes from this vintage are used, and 1950 was, as a result of the absolutely perfect weather conditions, a very good year of exceptional quality, which resulted in harmonious, full-bodied and very fruity wines wines.

The wine is aged in traditional granite lagars and has been aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 7 years.

It is an elegant Colheita with a nice golden-brown color, intense and well-balanced aroma with notes of nuts, caramel and spices, incredibly concentrated and rich fruit flavor with great elegance and finesse and a long and pleasant aftertaste.

This elegant Colheita should be served chilled and is particularly suitable as an "after-meal drink" and with strong cheeses, chocolate and desserts, but it is also perfect as a cozy wine on the cold and dark autumn and winter days.

It can be drunk now or it can be put aside - it will retain its current taste and identity for many years to come.

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