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See details of the wines declared or bottled from the year 1957:

1957 Vintage

Only a few shippers declared, and a few single quinta wines bottled.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

Three days of rain “that came to schedule just at the equinox from 19th – 21st September” greatly benefited the grapes, softening the skins which had been hard and dry.

Harvest began at Bomfim and Senhora da Ribeira on 23rd September and elsewhere between 23rd and 30th.

Lagares were taking a lot of work, but graduations at Bomfim were around 12.5° and later gave up to 14°.

Winemaker's Overview

Bomfim [musts] had none of the burnt flavour which we had expected before those three days of rain. Some of the musts had very good colour and flavour. In the Rio Torto and Costa good wines should be made as the grapes looked excellent. The weather conditions at the vintage could not have been better and we hope that some very fair wines will be made with some good ones among them.

Ronald A Symington
October 1957



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