Graham, one of Portugal’s top port producers, has released this very drinkable everyday Port. It derives its name from the traditional cask markings used to denote the finest wines from each harvest. Only rich young wines of superior quality are used to make this blend. The six varieties are Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela, and Tinto Cao.

Six Grapes is bottled relatively young to conserve its fresh assertive style and is not subject to fining ot filtration to ensure that it retains its superb, delicious fruit concentration. Six Grapes is released for immediate enjoyment and does not require decanting.

Even though Six Grapes is truly a port wine, it is quite soft and lite. It is great after a meal with chocolate, or any time with sharp cheeses. Actually it goes good with some meals that can handle a juicy heavy tasting wine. At $16 this is an amazing value, and a great way for folks new to port to explore the variety without going broke.

Written on October 21st, 2010 , Wines

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