W & J Graham's Six Grapes Port in Gift Tube 75cl

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Country Portugal
Port Type Ruby Port
Brand Grahams
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage NV
Food Match Delicious served at the end of a meal, for example with rich, nutty or chocolate desserts, as well as strong cheeses
Special Features In Gift Tube
Style Fruity and Robust
Six Grapes Reserve is one of Graham's original Port blends.

The distinctive depiction of grapes on the label has always been used on the barrels to identify the 'Six Grapes' blend. Only grapes from first-class vineyards are used for this mark. Six Grapes is a true expression of Graham's house style with great richness and complexity.

Six Grapes is a big hearted wine. It is fruity and robust and of superb quality. It is blended to be as similar as possible to a young Vintage Port. It has often been referred to as "the everyday Port for the Vintage Port drinker". Unique in the Port trade, Graham's selects its 'proprietary blend' ahead of its more commercial styles. All other Port shippers make a lighter style 'Reserve' blend out of lots that remain after they have bottled their LBV's.

Dark red colour, with a seductive rich perfume of ripe plums and cherries. On the palate, complex, with a good structure and a long lingering finish.

Graham's 'Six Grapes' is delicious served at the end of a meal, for example with rich, nutty or chocolate desserts, as well as strong cheeses.

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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