Colheita, when referring to port, indicates a port from a single vintage, but it is not a "Vintage Port". So what does this mean when referring to a dry red Portuguese wine? Well, I had to find out...
Actually "colheita" simply means "harvest", so this added word has no official meaning, but in this case it refers to Sogrape's "premium quality" wine from the Herdade do Peso line "produced only in exceptional years" in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
The 2008 Herdade do Peso "Colheita" certainly reflects its hot, southern climate - rich and meaty with smokey tobacco and dark berry notes. Smooth, rich and easy drinking, incredibly balanced and surprisingly interesting at this price point. A wine to be enjoyed today, but still drinking nicely after three hours in the decanter.
Price: C$21.15 (SAQ)
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
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