“VALRIZ” RUBY PORT
PRODUCER: COIMBRA DE MATTOS LTDA
Port wine (also known as Vinho do Porto, Oporto, Porto, and often simply Port) is a sweet Portuguese, fortified wine from the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is often served as a dessert wine. Under European Union guidelines, only the product from Portugal may be labelled as Port.
Port is produced from grapes grown and processed in the Douro region.
The Douro valley was defined and established as a protected region, or appellation in 1756. Porto produced in Portugal is strictly regulated by the Instituto do Vinho do Porto
Port wine is typically richer, sweeter, heavier, and possesses a higher alcohol content than most other wines. This is caused by the addition of distilled grape spirits (aguardente similar to brandy) to fortify the wine and halt fermentation before all the sugar is converted to alcohol. The wine is then stored and aged, often in barrels stored in caves
It is commonly served after meals as a dessert wine, often with cheese; commonly stilton. White and Tawny ports are often served as an aperitif.
Ruby Port is the cheapest and most extensively produced type of port. After fermentation it is stored in tanks made of concrete or stainless steel to prevent oxidative aging, and preserve its rich claret color. The wine is usually blended to match the style of the brand to which it is to be sold.
The wine is fined and cold filtered prior to bottling, and does not generally improve with age. It is aged for about 3 to 5 years from wines of two or three different vintages.
Grape variety: Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz e Touriga Franca
Region: Douro - Galafura - Peso da Régua
Alcohol content : 19,9% vol.
Sugar: 3,6º Baumé - sweet
Ageing: 3 years in large oak casks
Colour: Ruby with slight brown shades
Aroma: Rripe fruit, with pleasant hints of dried grape
Flavour: Full-bodied, filling the palate harmoniously without aggression. Excellent: Balance between the structure and its natural sweetness.