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Quinta De La Rosa Extra Dry White Port - Portugal (500ml)
This port is made in the ‘house style’ namely slightly drier without any cloying sweetness that can be associated with some other ports, making sure the brandy is well integrated. The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction and tannin.
A first class aperitif wine, a beautiful amber/honey colour, it shows excellent fruit on the palate, but at the same time has a long relatively dry finish.
White port is a polarizing style of port produced by every major house on the Douro river. The style, often derided by traditionalists, has become increasingly popular as a chilled aperitif and mixing agent in cocktails. Typically inexpensive, white port is almost universally produced to a medium (or higher) sweetness level. Higher residual sugar levels are responsible for the sweetness and alcohol levels tend to be slightly lower than red-port styles. The wine receives little or no maceration during fermentation.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Traditional white port varieties, mainly Viosinho, Gouveia, Rabigato and Malvasia Fina.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: This Port should be served slightly chilled and is also a good compliment to rich pates and fois gras. Good to drink cold as an aperitif or with a mixer. White Port and tonic is a particular favourite on the terrace at La Rosa in the summer whilst nibbling on some home produced roasted almonds. Make it like a gin and tonic together with ice and a slice of lemon. For immediate consumption.
PRODUCTION NOTES: The first pressings of the white grapes are taken off to be made into white wine. When the pH starts to rise, the last approximately 10% of the juice is drawn off into stainless steel vats, to be made into white port. When the fermenting juice reaches 1º Beaume, brandy is added to stop the fermentation.
MATURATION AND BOTTLING: The White Port is then stored in small wooden casks and matured in our own lodge at La Rosa. The White Port is blended from stocks held at La Rosa and has an average age of 2-3 years. Unlike most port shippers, all products are stored and bottled in the Douro (at La Rosa and not Porto), allowing full traceability and ensuring quality from grape to bottle.
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