Port

Port is a fortified wine hailing from the Douro Valley in Portugal, renowned for its rich, sweet, and complex character. This iconic wine is created by adding grape spirit (brandy) to the fermenting grape juice, which halts the fermentation process and preserves the wine's natural sweetness while increasing its alcohol content. Port wines come in various styles, including Ruby, Tawny, Vintage, and Late Bottled Vintage, each offering a unique taste experience and aging potential.

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Common Tasting Notes

blackberry, plum, cherry, raisin, fig, dark chocolate, caramel, almond, walnut, hazelnut, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange peel, licorice, prune, coffee, tobacco, vanilla, brown sugar

What does it pair with?

Port wines are best enjoyed as an after-dinner drink, either on their own or paired with a selection of desserts or cheeses. Their rich and sweet character makes them an excellent match for chocolate-based desserts, such as flourless chocolate cake, truffles, or a dark chocolate fondue. Port wines also pair beautifully with blue cheeses like Stilton or Roquefort, as well as nut-based desserts like pecan pie or almond tart. Additionally, Port can be served with dried fruits, nuts, or a charcuterie board for a more casual pairing option.

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