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Port Wine

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Marco Yeung

on 8 January 2013

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Transcript of Port Wine

Introduction Port Wine Vinho do Porto Why Port Wine become Popular? 1. Methuen Treaty of 1703 Production Method Evalued and inspected Property Richer, sweeter, heavier, and possesses
a higher alcohol content Transport Need to exported from Vila Nova de Gaia Fortified wine Where can you find Port wine? Produced exclusively in the Douro Valley Only the product from Portugal can
be labelled as Port or Porto Import Port Wine to England in low duty 2. War between England and France Lower demand of French wine Quality Control General Company of Viticulture
of the Upper Dour (C.G.A.V.A.D.) 1. Guarantee the quality 2. Export or internal consumption Grapes Over a hundred varieties of grapes 2. Touriga Francesa 18 to 20% alcohol Commonly served after meal or
as aperitifs Served with cheese or desserts 1. Touriga Nacional Most desirable Most difficult to grow Small yields Most Common One of the most important grapes Small, dense fruit Concentrated and long-lasting flavours Trodden by foot Fermentation Fermenting wine pours into the vat Young wine brandy is added Boats called Barcos Rabelos Now, mainly by tanker trucks Style "Reductive" aging Matured in sealed glass bottles Sweet and dry in taste No exposure to air "Oxidative" aging Matured in wooden barrels Classification Ruby Port The cheapest and most extensively Stored in steel to prevent oxidative aging Not generally improve with age. Classification Tawny Port Made from red grapes Aged in wooden barrels Sweet or medium dry At least two years in barrels Classification Vintage Port Made from the grapes of a declared
vintage year Only a small percentage of the
production Ten to forty years of aging Storage Stored in a cool, dark location Between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius Once open, consumed within a short
period of time Matching food with wine Blue cheese, milk chocolate and berry-based desserts. Aged cheddar cheese, caramel apples or apple pie, dried fruit, milk or dark chocolate, cheesecake, tiramisu, pumpkin or pecan pie. Blue and Stilton cheese, almonds and walnuts, chocolate and chocolate-based desserts and puffed-pastries. Ruby Port: Tawny Port: Vintage Port:
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