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1996 Justino's Madeira Colheita Tinta Negra
3 - bottles 0.75L
It has been in Madeira for 20 years and is a classic of Madeira's wine production very
Justino’s Colheitas Madeiras are produced with the best harvested grapes from Tinta Negra. The grapes have been carefully selected and vinified. Aged in oak barrels under de canteiro process, these wines are bottled no earlier than 10 years after the harvest.
WINE STYLE: Colheita | Single Harvest | Fine Rich (Sweet)
HARVEST YEAR: 1996
DENOMINATION: DOP Madeira (Denominação de Origem Protegida).
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Madeira Island (Portugal). Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, about 900 Km
south-west of Lisbon and 600 Km west, from the North African coast.
SOIL TYPE: Several mixtures of soils derived mainly of basalt, trachytes and trachydolerites, tufa, scoria
CLIMATE: The geographical position and mountains landscape allows a very pleasing climate. Temperatures are about 22ºC in
the summer and about 16ºC during the winter. With its mild humidity, the island weather is classified as subtropical with
variations in temperature, humidity, and rainfall according to altitude.
PRINCIPAL GRAPE GROWING AREA: Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, Câmara de Lobos and São Vicente.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Tinta Negra
VINE TRAINING SYSTEM: Latada (traditionally low trellises formed by wire horizontal structures laid over trellis post, usually
wood or iron).
HARVEST PERIOD: Starting the 1st week September concluding the 1st week of October.
HARVEST METHOD: Manually in several-weekly selections according to grape ripeness.
VINIFICATION: The grapes (selection of the best Tinta Negra grapes from 1996 harvest) are totally destemmed and crushed.
Fermentation is carried out with maceration on the skins at controlled temperatures (28º to 32ºC) in stainless steel
containers. The juice is pumped over the cap frequently for about 2 to 3 days, in order to extract colour or aroma compounds
from the skins. Fermentation is arrested by addition of neutral grape spirit (96% minimum) in order to maintain the desired
sweetness degree. Vinification is made in strict accordance with traditional methods.
AGEING/MATURATION: Aged in American and French oak cask in the traditional “Canteiro” since harvest. After matured the
wine underwent racking, fining and filtering before the blend was assembled and bottle.
BOTTLING DATE: At the moment of being shipped to the market.
SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS / TASTING NOTES:
Appearance: Attractive and brilliant Medium deep amber colour.
Nose | Taste: Elegant aroma with hints of raisins, walnut cake and sugar syrup. Pleasant. Sweetness balanced by a vibrant
acidity. Long and complex finish with notes of toasted walnut. Sweet and balanced palate of toasted almonds and
TECHNICAL WINE ANALYSIS:
Alcohol: 19% vol.
Total Acidity: 7.02 g/l (as tartaric acid).
Total Sugar: 140 g/l
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18ºC - 20ºC.
SERVING SUGGESTION/FOOD PAIRINGS: Does not need decanting but benefits from aeration. Excellent with tropical fruits, dark
chocolate, honey cake (bolo de mel), rich chocolates desserts, petit fours, pralines, butter biscuits, fruit cake, coffee desserts,
strong flavoured cheeses and as a digestive or with coffee.
STORAGE: The bottle should be kept in vertical position, away from the light, and in an atmosphere of moderate and
AGE ABILITY (SERVE UNTIL): Undetermined. After bottled opening the wine will keep for several months in good conditions.
WINEMAKER: Dina Luís / Juan Teixeira
They are generically classified by date and are made only in sweet style (Fine Rich).
IWSC International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017/UK-SILVER OUSTANTING
Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) 2017/UK–GOLD
Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) 2016/UK - Silver
The best wine is the one we like, have a lot of pleasure.
*All Non-EU Countries have to pay an Export or Customs Clearance Fee from € 70.00 always adding that it has to be paid before shipping.
*Shipping price includes special security packaging
- Producer, Name of wine
- Justino's Tinta Negra
- Number of bottles
- Bottle size
- Bottles (0.75L)
- Label Condition
- Fully intact, readable label