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See details of the wines declared or bottled from the year 1978:

1978 Vintage

The IVDP remarks that this was a year in which many single quinta wines were bottled.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

Bad weather in spring and early summer which lead to desavinho (abortion of flowering and fruit set), followed by a drought which lasted from 25 June to 8 October, with intense heat in the first few weeks of September.

Picking started at Bomfim and Rio Torto on 28 September and yielded sugar graduations of 12°-13°.

Winemaker's Overview

Musts showed exceptional colour and body and very dark heavy wines have certainly been made. Not a trace of mould or rot was to be seen on the grapes coming in, and seldom can a Vintage have been made from more uniformly healthy grapes.

Michael D Symington
1978
 



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