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See details of the wines declared or bottled from the year 1899:

1899 Vintage

Not generally declared, though Dow's produced an 1899.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

Heavy rains in March followed by heat in early April brought the vines along well. "Some beautiful rain" in mid-May. Great heat noted in July, and the grapes very forward, ripe enough to eat.

Vintage started 4 September in the finest situations, with more starting on the 11th and general by the 18th. Thunderstorms on 6th and 18th September did good and "most perfect vintaging weather prevailed."

Winemaker's Overview

Being the "Peste Bubónica" year in Porto, nobody was allowed to leave the city and the vintage at Zimbro, Bomfim and Sra da Ribeira commenced and were practically finished when we arrived.
George A Warre
17 September 1899

After tasting through all our 1899s I consider them quite up to my expectations. They have good colour, are free from all nasty flavours...
George A Warre
10 November 1899



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