Port and Fortified Wines
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The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
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Being Frizzante in style, this Prosecco has a lighter, finer mousse which makes it the perfect wine for an aperitive. In the glass you'll find delicious aromas of white stone fruit and golden apple with lively acidity to refresh your palate. A perfect glass of fizz to enjoy on its own or alongside some some canapés. Think fresh figs and...more
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Fortified Wine Process
Not only does fortifying wine helps to preserve it, but the process also adds distinct flavours. A neutral grape spirit is added to the wine before fermentation, which kills yeast, and leaves behind a residual sugar. The result is a sweeter and stronger wine than most
One of the best known types of fortified wine is port. The name port wine can only be given to those produced in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal. Port wines are typically fortified with aguardente for sweetness and to boost alcohol content. The most commonly used grapes for port wine production include: Tinta Barroca, Tempranillo, Tinto Cão, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Francesa. The four main types are Ruby, Tawny, White and Rosé – ruby port is the type most commonly produced.
At Armit Wines, we stock a number of vintage ports, which are produced with the intension of being aged. Often, vintage port is produced in stainless steel barrels before bottling, and should then be left for at least 10 years, until ‘proper’ drinking age.
Explore our full fortified wine list, including our port wine online, and order yours today.