Cockburns Fine Ruby Port 75Cl
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Fine Ruby Port
Cockburn's Fine Ruby is full bodied Port with ripe red fruit flavours, balanced with a fine structure and balance. Perfect at the end of a fine dinner or simply to enjoy with friends.
Cockburn's, one of the greatest names in Port, led the development of vineyards in Portugal's Upper Douro valley in the 19th and 20th centuries. The company is owned by the Symington family, Port producers for over 125 years.
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Lively light ruby colour. On the nose fresh and appealing youthful red fruit aromas such as red cherry and raspberry. On the palate, well balanced, with soft fruity flavours leading to a long elegant finish.
|Region of Origin||Douro|
|Type of Closure||Artificial|
|Wine Maker||Charles Symington|
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca , Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
Grapes for our ports are picked by hand and transported to the winery in small crates. The grapes are then placed into large shallow tanks where the grapes were traditionally trodden by foot but more recently machines with rubber ‘feet’ are being used. Fermentation lasts for about 48 hours. When the alcohol and sugar are at the desired levels, the fermentation is arrested by the addition a pure grape spirit. The Port wines are then aged in large oak casks until ready to bottle.
Port wine is produced in the Douro valley which was defined and established as a protected region in 1756, making it the oldest defined, regulated and protected wine region in the world. Port became popular in England during the 1700’s after the Methuen Treaty was signed in 1703. Merchants were allowed to import Port wine at low duty rate while war with France deprived them of French wines.
The Port region has three areas. Baixo Corgo is the western most area and the wettest in terms of rainfall. Grapes from here are used for inexpensive Ruby and Tawny Ports. Further upstream is Cima Corgo centred on the town of Pinhao. This region is hotter and drier. Grapes grown here are used for Vintage and LBV Ports. Even further upstream is the Douro Superior the hottest of all three regions. Not widely cultivated due to the accessibility of the area. Port is produced here in small quantities.
This wine is ideal for drinking now but can be kept for up to 1 year
Contains: Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
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