Port is a fortified wine specifically produced in the Douro region of northern Portugal. The name comes from Oporto from where barrels were sent out across Europe. The industry benefited hugely from trade agreements with Britain as the market for French wine dipped during times of war and port has become hugely associated with ceremonial toasts and after dinner drinks in this country.
Owned by the same family for over a decade, Quinta Do Infantado is a well known producer of Port. The 2013 vintage was affected by cool weather in April and May, this resulted in a low yield but of high quality. Notes of dark fruits here, with intense raisin and a hint of spice on the finish. This will be lovely served with a range of cheeses.