Port is a fortified wine, produced exclusively in the Douro valley in the North of Portugal. It is usually a sweet red wine, served as a desert wine but can can also come in dry, semi dry and white varieties. Fortified wine in the style of Port are made in many wine regions throughout the world but European legislation prevents any products hailing from anywhere but Portugal to be labelled as port or Porto. In the US, wines labelled "port" may come from anywhere in the world, whilst names sucha as "Dao", "Oporto" and "Vinho do Porto" indicate foreign , non-generic names for wines originating in Portugal. Grapes grown for port are generally characterised by their small, dense fruit which produce concentrated and long-lasting flavours, suitable for long ageing. While the grapes used to produce port produced in Portugal are strictly regulated by the Instituto do Vinho do Porto, wines from outside this region which describe themselves as port may be from other varieties. Over one hundred varieties of grapes are sanctioned for Port production but only five are commonly grown and used. These include Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Nacional. White ports are produced the same way as red ports except white grapes are used. A couple of shippers have experimented with Ports produced from a single variety of grapes, although most commercial ports are from a blend of different grapes. Since the Phylloxera crisis, most vines are grown on grafted rootstock, with the notable exception of the Nacional area Quinta do Noval, which since being planted in 1925 has produced some of the most expensive vintage ports.
70cl x 2 and 5cl x 2
The release is the fruit of a collaboration between Ben Howkins, Director of The Last Drop Distiller..
€4,600.00 Ex Tax: €3,739.84
A superb limited edition single harvest port from the classic 1970 vintage. Amazing to think that th..
€250.00 Ex Tax: €203.25
Made from a combination of grapes taken essentially from the Quinta do Noval Vineyard, it is also ch..
€52.99 Ex Tax: €43.08
Made for Lovers of Vintage Port who do not want to wait too long, it can be enjoyed when young an..
€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.64
Silval is a particularly open and accessible style of Vintage Port, with the accent on exuberance..
€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.64
An exceptionally fruity and accessible style of Vintage Port, Silval can be enjoyed now but also rep..
€69.99 Ex Tax: €56.90
2016 was a great year for this Nacional Port. The blend consisting of Touriga Franca, Tinto C&a..
€589.95 Ex Tax: €479.63
5 x 71ml
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€45.00 Ex Tax: €36.59
This wine is a remarkable example of the Noval style and is described as their 'Baby Vintage'..
€28.00 Ex Tax: €22.76
After a dry winter, 2018 was marked by very cold temperatures and high rainfall until midsummer and ..
€69.00 Ex Tax: €56.10
The 2017 release of the Quinta do Noval Nacional was an exceptional year for their ports and this vi..
€700.00 Ex Tax: €569.11
Created from a blend of mostly Touriga Nacional but also Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão & Sous..
€83.95 Ex Tax: €68.25
2011 was almost universally declared as a vintage year by Port producers as conditions were perfect...
€54.95 Ex Tax: €44.68
The weather was cool in 2008 and ultimately this explains the low yields. As a result, our vintage l..
€119.99 Ex Tax: €97.55
2003 saw one of the wettest winters followed by the hottest summers. This off-the-charts weather pat..
€69.99 Ex Tax: €56.91
This port is characterised by its purity of fruit and a fine and delicate quality that is typical of..
€219.99 Ex Tax: €178.86