The term Colheita (Portuguese for “Vintage”) is used to identify a Tawny Port derived from a single vintage. Colheita ports are a bit rare, produced in smaller lots than Vintage or Tawny Ports. Mahogany in color, it also shows reddish and golden hues. The aroma shows ripe fruit, jam and jelly complemented by spices, such as pepper, and some liquor and anise notes and other wild herbs. The palate is elegant and soft with a flavor to cocoa and caramel, good volume and persistent finish.
Coffee and/or vanilla ice cream, crème brûlée or crème caramel, a bowl of mixed nuts, fresh berries with a Sabayon sauce, a multitude of mild flavored cheeses, pecan pie, butterscotch pudding, almond tarts, apricot bread pudding…
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