Um Copo do Vinho do Porto – A Glass of Port

Acho que o vinho do porto é o melhor vinho da meditação.  Rico, doce, descontraído, este copo do vinho inspira ideias, emoções, confiança, fé.  Hoje eu provei um vinho do porto feito por um amigo que tem uma quinta no Douro Superior, e faz vinhos, na maior parte das vezes, só para a sua família e amigos.  É um vinho de Touriga Nacional feito em 2000, que está a envelhecer nas pipas na cave da sua casa nos altos, e que ele engarrafou ontem para nós bebermos hoje.

A cor é um tawny cor de laranja muito escuro e rico.  O aroma é muito sedutor.  Eu estava a cheirá-lo por tanto tempo até que ele me perguntou porque não estava a beber.  Na boca, pode apreciar o efeito da madeira, a concentração, está como se nada permenacesse no vinho que não é essencial, puro sabor, pura amizade, pura meditação.

Port wine must be the ultimate wine for meditation.  Rich, sweet, relaxing, this glass of wine inspires ideas, emotions, trust, faith.  Today I tasted a wine made by a friend who has a quinta in the Douro Superior and makes wines for the most part only for his family and friends.  This is a wine of Touriga Nacional made in 2000, which is ageing in casks in the cellar below his house in the highlands, and which he bottled just yesterday for us to enjoy today.

The colour is a tawny, very dark rich orange.  The nose is very seductive, I was enjoying the scent for so long he asked why I wasn’t drinking.  In the mouth, you can appreciate the effect of the wood, the concentration, it is as if nothing remains in the wine that is not essential, pure flavour, pure friendship, pure meditation.

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6 Responses to Um Copo do Vinho do Porto – A Glass of Port

  1. I love your posts. I feel like I’m right there, tasting with you. And my reading ability in Portuguese is really improving. :-)

    • Cynthia says:

      Hi Margaret! My friend did say that my portuguese was noticeably better after two glasses of port. Maybe because I was beyond being stressed by then. Magic.

  2. mickysantos says:

    Lovely post and your portuguese is getting better by the second!

  3. timethief says:

    Just dropping in to tell you that I’m thinking of you. However, now I have read your post and seen the Port I wish I had a glass of it.

    • Cynthia says:

      Hi Timethief! Thank you for the visit – I have been haunting your blogs but not leaving comments lately, I’m afraid. Trust me, you really do wish for a glass of this wine – it changes lives, but perhaps it is the combination of beloved friend and good wine that makes the magic.

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