‘Maynard’s Vintage Port 2016’, from the producer Barão de Vilar, stood out with 99 points in the current edition of the ‘Wine Enthusiast’ magazine, deserving also the ‘Editor’s Choice’ among the vintage ones in the competition. Made with grapes of some 40 years old vineyards and carefully selected from the grape varieties Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and harvested by hand, ‘Maynard’s Vintage Port 2016’ is a rich and well-balanced Port wine with excellent tannins, dense and firm texture, and delicious berries”, said Roger Voss, European editor of the publication.
Bottled in July 2018, after two years of aging in wood vats with over 30 years old, Maynard’s Vintage 2016 “reflects the structure of the harvest while showing freshness”.
Barão de Vilar is the most recent Port Wine company. It was founded in January 1996, starting from a stock of wine purchased by Fernando Luiz van Zeller, handed over to his two sons, Fernando and Álvaro. But the family’s connection to the wine business dates back from the beginning of the 17th century, according to the wine records Livros da Imposição (1620-1640) that refer to the trader Jorge Fernandes and his son-in-law Francisco da Silva Moura, ancestors of the Portuguese legacy of the family, as the biggest wine traders registered at that time.