Brownish with amber tones. Dried fruit, dried figs, hazelnuts, walnuts, orange marmalade, notes of tangerine and spices (cinnamon, curry). Soft, generous and voluminous; taste of hazelnut; some structure to maintain an intense half mouth; sweet, long and persistent finish.Goes well with Roasted almonds, onion marmalade on toast, foie gras on toast, brandade-stuffed gougères with romesco sauce, hard cheeses (gruyere, comté, parmesan), creme brulée, white fruit baked desserts, nut tarts.
A dense red colour that is more intense than that of Tawny Port. Lively and intense. Strong, fruity aromas characteristic of its grape varieties: primary aromas such as cherry, blackberry, plum and raspberry, with a hint of cinnamon. It has a rather voluminous attack due to its exuberance and amount of fruitiness. Through the retro nasal passage, we become aware of its aromatic purity coming from the aromas of the grapes. A long, compact finish.
Porto Tawny is a mature and fruity Port with a complex and delicate character. Aged in barrels, it is always more evolved than the Ruby Port.A tawny red with a topaz meniscus. The first aroma gives the impression of buoyancy and develops into a great smoothness acquired from having been matured in wood.In the mouth, it feels light, warm and very soft as a result of its ageing. This adolescent” is a mature and fruity Port with a complex and delicate character.Its finish is perfectly balanced, giving it a flavour some delicateness.
Porto Tawny RP 20 is made from s selection of several plots from one of the oldest vineyards in the Douro region, the Quinta do Bom Retiro.Aromas of apricot, almond, walnuts and cocoa with hints of toasted caramel and spices such as cinnamon.
Barrel-aged in the cellar, this wine is the result of the harmony between serval wine varieties. The flavours and aromas are volatile, sterified, woody and powerful. Aromas of maturity and ageing. Sensation of dried fruits with walnuts, almonds and toasted caramel. Already some hints of iodine.Serve it at the end of a good meal, with coffee or a good cigar.
Ruby-red color with purple hues. Fruity notes are reminiscent of ripe blackberries and blueberries, cloves, dry tobacco leaves. Full body, generous taste, fruity with strong tannins, long and strong decline.Very complex, reminiscent of elderberry, green pepper and pepper. The taste is fresh and juicy, the wine is beautiful rounded, moderately aromatic and with a long decline.Young vintage goes well with venison, even feathered, cheese with noble mold,desserts with chocolate, coffee, walnuts, cinnamon, caramel. More than 20 years old can be accompanied by more gentle ones dishes, even fish, and many original recipes (cod in béchamel, partridge with grapes, pheasant with fois gras).IVintage porto is great at the age of up to seven, between the ages of seven and ten it goes through transformation, is good again after 10 years.
Port is a wine that requires a selected, sophisticated taste, a special occasion and the right company. According to Jože Koželj, head of the House of Good Wine, Slovenians need only try the unique combination of tawny port and walnut roll (potica) once, and they would buy at least two bottles a year – one for Christmas and one for Easter. And to this we add, after trying port ourselves, that they should buy at least one more to celebrate their birthday!
Ramos Pinto – The Jewel of Douro
Port or port wine is a sweet fortified wine made from the grapes that grow in the upper part of the Douro wine region in Portugal. Fortified means that its alcohol content is increased, similar to sherry, by the addition of a grape spirit. Although there are some white types of port, most of them are purple, ruby or brick red. Why so many colours? The colour depends on how long the wine has matured.
Perhaps the most famous port is the port of Ramos Pinto from the Douro region of Portugal, where the port also originates. The tawny version of said port is extremely popular in our store. Why not try if the RP 20 Tawny Port Gift Box would be to your liking? It has a tawny colour with a yellow halo that signifies an advanced stage of maturity. This is the genuine colour of a 20-year-old cask-aged wine. It has a warm red colour with a slight orange tone at the bottom of the glass.
Or is perhaps ruby port more suitable for you? A sweet wine of a vivid dark red colour with intense aromas of cherry, blackberry and raspberry, and with a long, intense aftertaste. By choosing a ruby port, matured in large wooden barrels or concrete tanks, you will get a distinctly fresh and fruity wine that will go well with lighter but still sweet enough desserts.
Is a special occasion around the corner?
We recommend a category of port called vintage. It is made from wines of exceptional vintages, bottled after two years of maturation in wood, with a century-old longevity in the bottle. And one of its best representatives in our store is Vintage 2003 Savedra Port. The ruby-red port with a purple hue, whose fruity notes are reminiscent of ripe blackberries and blueberries, cloves and dried tobacco leaves, is full-bodied and generous in taste with strong tannins.
How to serve port and with what?
Tawny ports, which boast a maturation period of 10, 20 or even 40 years, do not need to be decanted, as no sediment accumulates in them. It is best to drink them as close as possible to the bottling date, which can usually be found on the label. Unlike other ports, which are served at room temperature, tawny ports are best served slightly chilled.
Port or port wine is one of the so-called fortified wines, which include sherry. It is usually a sweet red wine, although there are also white and dry varieties, with an alcohol content of about 20%.
For this reason, it is a wine that is drunk on special occasions, in small quantities. Due to its strong sweetness, it can be combined with desserts, but is also often served on its own. Port and sherry go well with dark chocolate, and port itself also with cheeses with noble mould, which in combination with a quality wine become even more noble.
What is the tradition of passing the port?
Have you ever heard of the old drinking tradition “Pass the Port” that originates from the old British naval habit of serving port? If you haven’t, let us tell you what it is: a vintage port, which is always freshly opened, is first poured into a decanter and then passed around the table. The guests must not put down the decanter until it is empty.