ownerFERNANDO VAN ZELLER
- Product: Barao de Vilar Vintage
Harvest begins towards the middle of September each year as pickers work the terraces to harvest the fully ripened grapes. The wine matures in casks or in larger wooden vats. The cool ambient temperature of the cellars and its location near the coast is perfect for the lengthy maturation of Port.
Port from a single exceptional harvest may be declared as a “Vintage”. Bottled after spending between two to three years in wood, the wine continues to mature in bottle until it is ready to drink. In some cases, this may take two decades or more