Porto dos Santos Ruby Reserve<< Previous wine Next wine >>
WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?This Ruby Reserve Port comes from a blend of high-quality Ruby Ports, from various years, blended to showcase the house style.
GRAPE:A field blend of red grape varieties planted on schist soils between 650 - 1970 ft (200 - 600m) above sea level from various plots in the Douro region.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:An ideal wine to experiment and discover. It goes perfectly with ice cream and chocolate, all kinds of sweets, desserts and can even originate some unique cocktails.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:Spontaneous fermentation with natural indigenous yeasts. This port is aged in 650L chestnut vats or pipas. Unfiltered. The average age of the wine is 6 years.
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:The soil in which the Douro Valley vines are planted is made up of schist, a slate-like metamorphic rock. Rich in nutrients, it also has useful water retention properties. The soils of the Douro share the essential property of many great vineyard soils, the ability to allow the vines to thrive while restricting their access to water and consequently their yields. Combined with the small thick skinned berries of the traditional Port grape varieties, the dry conditions produce wines of great richness and depth.
TASTING NOTES:Ruby in color. Aromas of red fruits such as raspberry, strawberry as well as dark chocolate. On the palate, it’s elegant and balanced, medium sweet and with an excellent acidity. It shows fruity aromas like plum, cherry and again raspberry, along with some mature aromas like fig and chocolate. Good structure and firm tannins will give it aging potential.
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