Churchill Graham Ltd 1997 Vintage Port
Churchill's was founded by Johnny Graham in 1981 with the aim of making highly refined port. In this period, many family businesses were bought up by Multinationals who often chose to swap the traditional (best!) way of making port for modern vinification techniques. Although each type of port from Churchill's has its own character, one can generally say of Churchill's Port that they are classic and refined in taste with lots of fruit and that they excel in elegance.
All Churchill’s ports are made from Grade-A grapes that are hand-picked, hand-sorted, and foot trod in the ancient granite lagares (treading tanks). We allow an extended period of fermentation in lagares to limit the amount of brandy required in fortification and leading to a drier style of port.
Churchill’s 1997 is a Vintage Port wine in the classic style; not as ripe as the 1994 but with a concentration of fresher “greener” fruit. It has what we call in the trade a “steel girder”; i.e. a good tannin structure which binds and balances the fruit and ensures good ageing potential.
Including Gold medal at IWC; Gold medal at MundusVini
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- Producer, Name of wine
- Vintage Port
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- Bottles (0.75L)
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- Bordeaux bottle type, base neck fill level