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Port (Portugal)

Port Wine

Port is a Portuguese fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley in Portugal.

It is typically a sweet, red dessert wine, but it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties.

Serving Temperature

18°C (64°F) Vintage
16°C (61°F) Ruby
12°C (54°F) Tawny

Food Pairing Ruby

Berries
Fresh
Berries
Cakes
Fruit
Cakes
Chocolate
Chocolate
Cheese
Aged
Cheese

Youngest type of Port wine. Only stored two / three years in barrels. Made of simple grapes.

Ruby Port matches: Hard Cheeses. Berry Pies. Dark Chocolate. Coffee Desserts. Fresh Berries. Fruit Cakes.

Food Pairing Vintage

Duk
Roasted
Duck
Venison
Venison
Chocolate
Dark
Chocolate
Cheese
Stilton
Cheese

Port from a good single year. Stored in a short period in barrels. Then developed in bottles for a long time, often for several decades.

Food Pairing:
Smocked Fish. Roasted Fish, Venison and Ox. Cod. Pigeon. Peking Duck. Mature Blue Cheeses. Stilton. Roquefort . Gorgonzola. Dark Chocolate. Hazelnut Tart.

Food Pairing Tawny

Duk
Foie
Gras
Ham
Ham
Fig
Fig
Tart
Cheese
Aged
Cheese

Tawny is a Port that has been stored for many years in barrels. Usually a mixture of several years. The most common categories are 10, 20, 30 and 40 years old.

Food Pairing:
Foie Gras. Roasted Duck. Chinese Rich Seafood Dishes. Cheddar. Manchego. Mature Gouda. Parmesan. Serra da Estrela Cheese. Iberico Ham. Creamy Desserts. Creme Brulee.

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