Infantado White Porto

$17.99
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Article code P-4683
Infantado White Port
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Country Portugal
Region Douro
Appellation/Sub-Region Oporto
Grapes White Blend
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Conventional

Quinta do Infantado, based in Pinhão, has been a leader in estate-bottled Ports since 1979. Run by the brother and sister team of João and Catherine Roseira, Infantado is famous for producing ports that are “meio-seco” or medium-dry in style. They have more natural alcohol and less sugar than other ports, meaning that less “aguardente” or grape brandy has to be added. The wines are therefore more vinous (still wine-like), more balanced, and drier than most ports. The wines are made exclusively from their own vineyards and are bottled at the estate, and the vineyards are worked using traditional methods, including handpicking the grapes. The wine is aged in a combination of very old tonel or balseiro (tall wooden tanks from 3,000-60,000 liters with thick staves that slow down oxidation) and the classic Port pipa (550-liter horizontal casks with thinner staves that promote oxidation). This white Port finishes at a modest 19.5% alcohol and 30 grams/liter of residual sugar, rendering it legally dry or seco. It’s fresh with citrus fruit and peach aromas and a touch of almond nuttiness.