What Is A
Port wine is most commonly enjoyed as a dessert wine because its richness.
There are several styles of Port, including red, white, rosé, and an aged style called Tawny Port.
Port is a sweet wine with flavors of raspberry, blackberry, caramel, cinnamon, and chocolate sauce. Sound delicious? It is!
There are several styles of port, but the 2 major styles of Port include a red Port with more berry, and a tawny-colored Port with more caramel and nut flavors.
Older, fine Tawny Ports have an even wider array of subtle flavors including graphite, green peppercorn, hazelnut, almond, butterscotch, and graham cracker.
Port should be served just below room temperature, around 60 °F (16 °C).
One of the most important qualities of true Port is the unique blend of Portuguese indigenous grapes.
Traditional Port ferments in lagars where people stomp grapes with their feet.
Today, most Port wineries use automatic lagars with mechanical “feet” in place of manual labor.
A Port wine glass is smaller than a regular wine glass and the serving size is approximately 3 oz.
Vintage Port is designed to age a long, long time!