Wine description This is a famous fortified wine. Its name comes from a town in Portugal. This wine is obtained by crushing the grapes, never pressed. It is a wine with an alcohol content between 19 º and 22 º approximately
HarvestingThe red Oporto wine is made fromgrapes as Roriz, Tinta Barroca,Touriga and Tinta Cao. The whiteOporto is obtained Dourada Malvasiagrapes, Malvasia Fina,Rabigato andGouveio
The grains are separated from other sheets and sticks and then are sent to the crushing process.
Crushing It crushed grain, traditional or mechanically. The dry refuse of grapes with pepa and juices obtained pass the vats.
FermentationThe must ferments 2 or 3days. During this period theresuccessive lifts. This is aprocess of carbonicmaceration wine to maximizethe extraction of thepigments.
But in the case of oporto wine this fermentation is interrupted. The must is separated from the solid parts (crushed) in order to add the rum or brandy
Aging The wine is aged in oak barrels called pipes.
Bottling Port wine better quality bottled without clarification or filtration. This wine is called VINTAGE. The remaining wine is filtered and bottled, these are called TAWNY