port wine

Port wine is a red, rarely white, sweet wine. It comes from the Alto Douro region in the Portuguese Douro Valley. It is named after the Portuguese port city of Porto, to which it was traditionally shipped from Peso da Régua via the Douro downstream after its production for the purpose of maturing, storage and international distribution.

Depending on the quality and facilities, it is expanded according to different processes, resulting in different styles, degrees of maturity and quality levels. Vintage Port is regarded as the highest quality port wine. In an outstanding vintage, it can be one of the most diverse and long-lasting wines in the world in terms of taste. Through a long aging process and subsequent bottle storage, it develops a special aroma and complexity.