Quinta Santa Eufemia 20 Year Old White Port
- 500 ml bottle
- Silver Medal IWC International Wine Challenge 2015
- Aged 20 years in wooden casks and then bottled.
- Country: Portugal
- Region: Douro
- Cast: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela, Tinto Cão, Mourisco Tinto
- Tasting Notes: With a golden colour, it keeps some fruity tastes, although the great complexity obtained by its ageing in wood
- Vinification: The fermentation occurs in a granite treading tanks (lagares). The grapes fermented for 5 days using the traditional treading by foot. The fermentation was interrupted by the addition of grape spirit (brandy) with 77% alc
- Alcohol: 19.5%
Port wines have always been a Holiday favorite.
Port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine produced with distilled grape spirits exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine, though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. Under European Union Protected Designation of Origin guidelines, only the product from Portugal may be labelled as port or Porto.
Port wine is typically richer, sweeter, heavier, and higher in alcohol content than unfortified wines. This is caused by the addition of distilled grape spirits to fortify the wine and halt fermentation before all the sugar is converted to alcohol, and results in a wine that is usually 19% to 20% alcohol.
Port is commonly served after meals as a dessert wine in English-speaking countries, often with cheese, nuts, and/or chocolate; white and tawny ports are often served as an aperitif. In Europe all types of port are frequently consumed as aperitifs.
Tawny ports are wines usually made from red grapes that are aged in wooden barrels exposing them to gradual oxidation and evaporation. As a result of this oxidation, they mellow to a golden-brown color. The exposure to oxygen imparts "nutty" flavors to the wine, which is blended to match the house style. They are sweet or medium dry and typically consumed as a dessert wine, but can also pair with a main course. When a port is described as tawny, without an indication of age, it is a basic blend of wood-aged port that has spent time in wooden barrels, typically at least three years.
White port is made from white grapes, such as Malvasia Fina, Donzelinho, Gouveio, Codega and Rabigato, and can be made in a wide variety of styles. When white ports are matured in wood for long periods, the color darkens, eventually reaching a point where it can be hard to discern (from appearance alone) whether the original wine was red or white.
Quinta de Santa Eufemia is one of the many unequalled repositories of history in the Douro Valley, Portugal, going back to 1756. Located in the Douro region of Baixo and Cima Corgo on the left side of the river Douro at an altitude about 1000 feet above sea level. Since its inception, Quinta Santa Eufemia continues to be managed and run by the members of the Carvalho family.
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