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.
Being a Late Bottle Vintage Port, this 2012 from Quinta Do Noval is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled - making it perfect for a number of occasions. The grapes are trodden by foot and are unfiltered, creating a ruby red Port which will match wonderfully with a range of cheeses or as an after dinner treat!
Grahams have been producing quality vintage Ports for many years, they apply the same level of care and attention to detail to their Tawnys. This 20 year old has been aged in oak, giving it complex, deep flavours that match beautifully with sweet desserts.