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Questions regarding the styles, production, history, and laws of Port Wine.
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True. Port is fortified with neutral grape spirit to arrest further fermentation. The unfermented, natural grape sugar are what makes a port sweet.
T/F: Port is a Vin Doux Natural (VDN)
English and Portugese wine merchants would add brandy to their dark, astringent red wines to protect them on the journey to England. These wines were fortified after their fermentation.
How did the practice of adding Brandy to Portugese wines arise?
In Lamego, the Abbot added brandy before fermentation was complete. This was "discovered" in 1678 by the sons of a wealthy English wine merchant traveling through Portugal.
Who is the Abbot of Lamego
An English-Portugese tariff agreement giving favorable advantage to Portugese wine. Signed after England ceased trade with France and the War of Spanish Succession. The treaty was signed in 1703.
What is the Treaty of Methuen? When was it signed?
The Instituto Do Vinho Do Porto. (IVP)
What institution regulates the production and sales of Port?
In what Portugese wine region is Port made?
What is the best possible soil for Port viticulture?
T/F: More than 80 grape varietals are authorized for Port wine production.
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Tinto Cão
What are the 5 best and most commonly used varietals in Port wine production?
False. Port wine fermentations are very rapid, about 36 hours. The goal is maximum color extraction before fermentation progresses too far.
T/F: Port wines are produced with a very long, drawn out fermentation period.
Neutral grape brandy used for the production of Port
What is aguardente?
Special Port casks which hold 550 liters.
What are pipes?
Vila Nova de Gaia
Where is most port wine matured?
T/F: Until 1986 Port wines had to be blended and matured in Vila Nova de Gaia?
Name the style: Youngest and cheapest of red Port. Blended from multiple vintages and sold after about 4 years in wood. Sweet and fiery and ready drink right after bottling.
Late Bottled Vintage Port (LBV)
Name the style: Ports from a single year, usually not a declared vintage, which had matured in wood for 4-6 years. Ready to drink after bottling
Name the style: Wine of a single, declared vintage year. Matured in bottle and meant to age 15+ years.
Single Quinta (or off vintage) Port. Usually named after the Port house's Quinta
Name the style: Single year ports made from non-declared vintage years. Meant to mature in bottle and treated like a Vintage Port.
Directly translates to "farm" from Portugese but means a winemaking estate with regard to Port production.
What is a Quinta?
Vintage character Port
Name the style: A blend of good quality ruby Ports of more than one year and matured in wood.
Name the style: Port with extended wood aging, giving it a dark brown/orange color.
Fine old Tawny or Aged Tawny
Name the style: Blends of Port from many years matured 10+ (sometimes up to 40) years in wood. The wood aging changes the color and character of the wine intensely
Name the style: Tawny ports of a single vintage matured in cask for a legal minimum of 7 years
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