1969 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 1969-port-wineA vintage Port from the 1969 vintage makes a perfect 50 year old wine gift for a special birthday or anniversary. Some excellent Colheita (Tawny) Ports were produced from the 1969 harvest and this are highly recommended by our wine buyer. The Feuerheerd 1969 Colheita Port is outstanding. The 1969 vintage was good enough to yield a few single Quinta vintage ports, notably Taylors Vargellas and some exceptional Colheita ports.
 
Italian: 1969 was a good vintage for Italian wines. The weather was good throughout the year enabling the grapes to reach a high degree of ripeness. Of particular note are the heavyweight, long-lived wines such as Barolo, Brunello and lighter wines such as Chianti and Valpolicella. The wines are now fully mature and still drinking well.
 
Bordeaux: The 1969 wine vintage was unkind to Bordeaux reds. Rain during the September harvest contributed to what was a small crop of light-weight wines that lacked longevity. Only first growth wines will be drinkable. However, sweet wines from the regions of Sauternes and Barsac were very good in this year and will last for many more years.
 

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Freisa, 1969

d'Asti, Bersano

Freisa is an indigenous Italian red wine grape variety grown in the Piedmont region of north-west Italy, primarily in the Monferrato and Langhe areas, but also further north in the provinces of Turin and Biella. Freisa is a vigorous and productive grape vine with round, blue-black berries and with bunches growing in an elongated shape.
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Freisa, 1969

Fontanafredda

Freisa is a red Italian wine grape variety grown in the Piedmont region of north-west Italy, primarily in Monferrato and in the Langhe, but also further north in the provinces of Turin and Biella. Freisa is a vigorous and productive vine whose round, blue-black grapes are harvested in early October. The three-lobed leaves are relatively small and the bunches are elongated in form.Wines made from the Freisa grape are red and usually somewhat sweet and lightly sparkling, or foaming. Still and fully sparkling versions are also produced, however, as are dry and more decidedly sweet styles.

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Ghemme, 1969

Cantine Sociale Sizzano & Ghemme

The Ghemme is produced in the hilly area of the municipalities of Ghemme and Romagnano Sesia, in the province of Novara. The vineyards are situated on a series of hills of alluvial origin moraine that extends from the mouth of the Valsesia Novara plain. These findings formed by deposits carried downstream from the glacier of Mount Rosa.
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Grumello, 1969

Franco Balgera

Grumello wines are those made under the Valtellina Superiore, specifically from grapes grown in the named Grumello sub-region. Grumello is one of five viticultural sub-zones specifically identified as producing Valtellina wines of particularly high quality: the other four are Inferno, Sassella, Maroggia and Valgella.
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Grumello, 1969

New

Tona - Enoteca Codi

Grumello wines are those made under the Valtellina Superiore, specifically from grapes grown in the named Grumello sub-region. Grumello is one of five viticultural sub-zones specifically identified as producing Valtellina wines of particularly high quality: the other four are Inferno, Sassella, Maroggia and Valgella.
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Inferno, 1969

Franco Balgera

Inferno is one of five viticultural sub-zones specifically identified as producing Valtellina wines of particularly high quality: the other four are Grumello, Sassella, Maroggia and Valgella. Inferno means 'hell' in Italian, and refers to the slopes between Sondrio town and the village of Tresivio. Although DOC laws do not explain the origins of this name, it has been suggested that in summer the slopes here get noticeably hotter than the rest of the valley. Just across Sondrio to the west is Sassella, the finest of the Valtellina sub-zones.
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Leacock, 1969

Leacocks Sercial Madeira

The 1959 Sercial is a wonderful dry madeira with rancho flavours and almond notes and still a great acidity.

Leacocks Madeira is an historic Madeira company founded by John Leacock. Leacock worked as an apprentice at a Madeira merchant until March 1749. When his apprenticeship expired he started trading with an old school friend, John Patient, who was residing, at that time, in Charlestown, South Carolina and Leacocks Madeira was established. The company remained and importer Madeira company and passed through family hands until 1925 when Leacocks and Blandys amalgamated their interestes and joined the Madeira Wine Association, now the Madeira Wine Company, who also own Miles and Cossart Gordon Madeiras.
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Macon, 1969

New

Leon Rigault

Macon is the name for the red and white wines which come from the Mâconnais section of Burgundy, France. This region is the most southerly in Burgundy, and also the largest. There are 42 villages in the Mâconnais region, broken out into seven designations: Macon, Macon Superieur, Macon Village, Pouilly Fuissé, Pouilly Loche, Pouilly Vinzele, and Saint Veran. The majority of wines from Macon are red wines, using the gamay noir, pinot noir, and pinot gris grapes. These are light wines, and should be drunk young. They go well with red meats and mild cheeses.
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Messias Port, 1969

Colheita Port

A rare Messias 1969 Colheita Port
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Morlacco, 1969

Pedrotti

Morlacco Pedrotti is a blending of reserve wines from the Trentino region that has undergone extensive aging in oak barrels. It has a deep garnet red colour, a meaty, gamey characteristics and is best served with a meat.
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Nebbiolo, 1969

Tenuta Due Torri

Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavored wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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Nuits-Saint-Georges, 1969

1er Cru Les St. Georges by Averys (High Shoulder)

A classic Nuits St. Georges wine is rich and relatively tannic, meaning that it is quite austere in its youth but develops well with age. Tasting notes often refer to flavors of violets, forest berries, leather and earthy notes.

Nuits-Saint-Georges is a town in eastern Burgundy which gives its name to the Cote de Nuits, the northern half of the Cote d'Or wine district. The town has had its own Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation since September 1936, but has been the source of respected red wines for the best part of a millennium.
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Pinot Nero, 1969

St. Micheal Eppan

Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice wild strawberries, ripe plums and pencil .The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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Pinot Nero, 1969

F.lli Antoniazzi

Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice wild strawberries, ripe plums and pencil .The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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Raboso, 1969

Rosado, Cantina S. Osvaldo

Raboso is a red wine grape grown primarily in Eastern part of Veneto. It is often called Raboso Piave, from the name of the river where it has found a eletive zone of production. It produces deep-colored wine, with notably high levels of tannin no high alcohol content but above all it always gives very high acid contents. The name, raboxo in the native Venetian language, means angry, because angry is the sensation in the mouth when this wine is drunk young. Raboso was in the past the most cultivated grape varieties in Eastern of Veneto, it was the perfect wine for the Venetian navigators aroud the world, indeed they called it vin de viajo wine of travel, because it was the most resistant to aging and transport.
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Recioto, 1969

Murari - Riserva

"Recioto," as in "Recioto della Valpolicella," refers to a dessert wine made from grapes that were dried on mats after picking. This process turns the grapes closer to raisins, concentrating the flavors. The wines are lovely and taste how you'd expect raisins-turned-wine to taste, rich and sweet.
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Refosco, 1969

Angoris - Riserva

The wines this grape yields can be quite powerful and tannic, with a deep violet color and a slight bitterness. On the palate, there are strong currant, wild berry and plum flavors. The wine can stand some aging (depending on variety), and after a period of four-to-ten years, it achieves a floral quality as well. Refosco should be served at 16 - 18°C . It goes best with charcuterie, game, and grilled poultry.
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Sassella, 1969

Pelizzatti

Made mostly from Nebbiolo, the Pelizzatti Sassella is a beautifully crafted wine. grown on the steep slopes of in this mountainous area, means that the grapes get maximum light exposure: the vineyards enjoy similar sunshine hours to those in Mediterranean Sicily. Vines are almost all planted on terraces carved into the granite and slate rock. Here, nebbiolo has a chance to fully ripen, offering plush fruit, distinctive minerality and just enough tannin and acidity.
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Sforzato, 1969

Cantina A. Pelizzatti

This is the most representative and prestigious wine of the entire Valtellina region. It can be produced in all valleys (from Ardenno to Tirano), but only in hilly, well exposed vineyards having with loose soil and gravel. This wine is obtained from hand-made selection of the best bunches of Nebbiolo-Chiavennasca grapes, which are dried on wooden racks in a well ventilated and dry room, a "Fruttaio", for at least 110 days until late January. During this winter time the climate of the Valtellina region does all the work, drying the grapes. By late January the grapes have lost about 40% of their weight, the berries are dry and their concentrated juice has developed specific and very intense aromatic substances.
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Spanna, 1969

Francoli Riserva

** Please note that this product comes in 2 different labels**

Spanna has often been cited by wine experts as one of Italy’s greatest ageing wines. Spanna’s longevity can be attributed, at least in part, to the addition of smaller amounts of less tannic, more acidic grape varieties. Tasting notes: The nose opens up beautifully after about an hour and the wine has gorgeous ripe and sweet fruit, nice acidity, and perfectly softened tannins.
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Tegolato, 1969

Fattoria Antico Castello di Poppiano


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Valtellina, 1969

Nino Negri - Riserva

Valtellina is one of Italy’s most dramatic wine regions, located in Lombardy, the vineyards are located on steep mountains. The principal grape variety is Chiavennasca (the local name for Piedmont’s Nebbiolo and an Italian grape varietal that has been cultivated since medieval times here). The DOCG wines are generally comprised of at least 90% Chiavennasca and then blended with other quality local grapes like Brugnola, Rossola, Pignola. Then there is a DOC Valtellina Rosso (also called Rosso di Valtellina DOC) which requires at least 80% of the blend be Chiavennasca and does not have minimum ageing requirements.
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Warre's Vintage Port, 1969

Late Bottled Vintage Port

A very rare late release of the 1969 vintage bottled in 1973.
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1969 Taylor's 50 Years of Port Wine Gift

Taylor's 30 and 20 Year Old Tawny Port. Presented in a Double Leather Effect Gift Box

A unique gift for a 50th Anniversary celebration.

This gift comprises a 75cl bottle of 30 year aged tawny port and a 75cl bottle of 20 year aged tawny port, adding up to 50 years.

Only tiny quantities of aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world. This beautiful Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 30 and 20 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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1969 Taylors SIngle Harvest, 1969

Taylors Single Harvest Port - Limited Stock

From the Taylors reserves in Oporto this wine has ben stored in seasoned oak casks. Taylors has decided to make a very limited release of the 1969 Single Harvest Port.

TASTING NOTES
Deep mahogany colour with discreet olive highlights on the rim. A very fine, elegant nose, with an opulent core of wild honey, treacle and butterscotch infused with a spicy redolence of black pepper and cinnamon. Cedary cigar box aromas, savoury scents of wild herbs and a discreet aura of fresh mint as a further layer of complexity.

The perfectly calibrated palate is lifted by a fresh acidity and delivers a wealth of rich mellow flavour, molasses, dried figs, sultanas and apricot confit.
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