This is the sweetest of all Ports. It is the liquid
content of the little fermented must (the so-called "lágrima") and
therefore has a fairly high sugar content - around 136 grams per litre.
counterbalance this sugary taste, white, well-ripened grape varieties
are used, which lend this wine sufficient flavour, strength and flavour:
to harmonise its sweet and fruity flavours.
It is produced by the cold skin maceration prior to fermentation method.
these processes it acquires strength, body and aroma, as well as very
complex, almost exotic flavours. The finish is full and long-lasting.
Grapes varieties: Codega, Malvasia Fina, Rabigato.
Conservation: Store the bottle upright in a cool, dark place
Temperature: 8º to 10ºC
Food pairing and serving suggestions:
Serve chilled, as an aperitif
Foie-gras with grilled mushrooms and jam (jelly p/ USA)
Grilled squid salad, vinaigrette sauce
- 91/100 - Wineloverspage.com, Nicolas Neocleous 2004, USA