Region: Douro Valley, Douro, Portugal Grape(s): Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca Winemaker: João Roseira Drinks Best: Now - 15 Years
Think of ruby and tawny ports as the non-vintage Champagne of the Port world (kind of) in that they are both made to reflect a ‘house style’ rather than a particular vintage. After fermentation, ruby Port is stored in tanks to prevent oxidation and preserve its rich color and fresh, fruity flavors. The wines have a light tannic structure and are made for immediate consumption. At Quinta do Infantado their ruby Port is a blend of wines using two to three vintages in the final cepage. The wine shows flavors of plums and dried fruits with nice balance, as this medium-dry Port offers a slightly drier feel than is typical for a ruby.
Pairings: blue veined cheeses and baked fruit desserts
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