The wine was aged for five years in casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, and in 1982 it was bottled in demijohns, where it remained for 28 years, under close watch, in search of the perfect occasion for decantation into bottles. This occurred in 2007 and since then the wine has rested quietly in the Niepoort cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia until September 2011, when it was considered perfect for tasting.
Colour: brownish red.
Nose: spices, red fruit (plums), chocolate and light toast with notes of dried fruit and cigar box.
Palate: elegant, silky tannins that blend perfectly to an acidity giving the whole a great freshness and pleasure. Long finish and a very pleasant taste.
Food pairing: Garrafeira is a fine and elegant Port and is best appreciated on its own and in good company.