Cold-soaked overnight, then inoculated with selected yeast. Wine was pumped over with force to get enough extraction; at 12° balling, the wine was racked from the skins and fortified with a mixture of wine and brandy spirits. New vintage Port wine is blended with older vintage Port wine and matured in 300 liter older French barrels.
Back in 2010, the blend was 80% Tinta Barroca and 20% Souzao.
But after a series of experiments and blind tastings, it has been changed to 85% Touriga Nacional and 15% Shiraz, giving a more modern and fruitier style of wine.