W & J Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos 2004 in Wooden Gift Box 75cl

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Country Portugal
Port Type Vintage Port
Brand Grahams
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2004
Food Match Pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts
Style Fruity and full
Quinta dos Malvedos, one of the Douro's greatest vineyard properties, has always been the heart of Graham's Vintage Port, where most of the grapes are sourced. Excellent depth of flavour with sweet blackberry and plum fruit combined with glorious floral scents; on the palate, concentrated and fruity flavours balanced by a firm structure. It pairs wonderfully with chocolate desserts.
Country Of Origin: Portugal
It is alleged that two wine merchants in the seventeenth century exploring Portugal's Douro valley discovered the Abbot of a Lamego monastery adding grape spirit to his wine early on in its fermentation to preserve its sweetness. This was embryonic Port. They decided to use this method of "fortification" to preserve their wines for the long sea journey back to England. This wine took its name from the city where these traders had their base: Oporto (Porto), from where it is to this day shipped to the world. Port is still produced in this way, by intentionally interrupting the fermentation of the grape must (or juice) by the addition of a clear grape spirit called aguardiente, generally referred to as "brandy". This preserves a large amount of the grapes' natural sugars, thereby giving Port its characteristic sweetness and richness. The grapes that are used to make Port must be grown in the mountainous Upper Douro region of Northern Portugal, the world's first officially demarcated wine region in 1756. This protected region is the only place in the world that can produce authentic Port.

Graham's has always been a pioneer. Graham's was one of the first Port companies to invest in its own vineyards in Portugal's Douro Valley in 1890 and is now at the cutting edge of innovation in winemaking techniques. Today, five Symington cousins share responsibility for every aspect of the company and personally make the Graham's wines. They too have been involved with Port and the Douro for many generations, with ancestry dating back to the mid-17th century.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

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