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Port—Zinfandel/Apple Brandy Infused
The 2020 Ruby Port, crafted from Zinfandel grapes and enriched with apple brandy, is a testament to the artistry of winemaking and blending. It combines the bold fruit expression of Zinfandel with the unique and refreshing influence of apple brandy, resulting in a wine that is both sumptuous and invigorating. Whether enjoyed as an after-dinner treat or paired with rich desserts like chocolate fondue or blue cheese, this Ruby Port is a captivating and satisfying indulgence. It is a reminder that the world of wine is filled with delightful surprises and harmonious combinations. Sold in a 375ml Bottle.
Tasting & Pairing Notes
Aromas, Flavors, Palate
Appearance: In the glass, the 2020 Ruby Port exudes a rich and alluring ruby-red color. Its depth and vibrancy are visually captivating, hinting at the richness of the experience to come.Nose: This Port enchants the senses with a complex and aromatic bouquet. The aroma is layered with enticing notes of dark, ripe fruits, such as blackberries and cherries, intermingled with the warmth of sweet vanilla and hints of oak. Subtle traces of apple blossom and orchard fruits from the apple brandy addition add a unique and delicate dimension to the nose.Palate: The palate of Vin Santo is a symphony of flavors that showcases the beauty of both Zinfandel grapes and apple brandy. The robust and concentrated dark fruit flavors of blackberries and cherries take center stage, offering a velvety and luxurious experience. The apple brandy infusion introduces a delightful apple crispness that complements the rich fruitiness, creating a harmonious and balanced flavor profile.Body: With a full-bodied presence, this Ruby Port envelops the palate with a lush and opulent texture. The wine’s inherent sweetness is beautifully balanced by the apple brandy’s crisp and refreshing character, resulting in a mouthfeel that is both satisfying and invigorating.Finish: The finish of Vin Santo is a grand finale that lingers gracefully. The sweet and fruity notes persist, while the apple brandy’s crispness adds a layer of freshness to the conclusion. Hints of vanilla and oak from barrel aging provide depth and complexity, ensuring a memorable and lasting finish.
Mains, Appetizers, Nibbles
Pair this Ruby Port with a cheese platter featuring blue cheese, aged cheddar, and walnuts. The toasty oak and fruitiness of the port complement the cheeses.Chocolate desserts are a classic match. Try it with dark chocolate truffles or a rich chocolate cake.Roasted nuts, such as almonds or pecans, make a delightful and savory accompaniment to this port.