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Strawberry Port

Strawberry Port Wine Details

Description: This wine is a natural port that is rich and velvety. It is the essence of Zinfandel. This "straw wine" is characterized by sweetness, a highly aromatic bouquet, and concentrated flavors. The grapes for this wine were naturally semi-dried on straw, concentrating the flavors and sugar content. Each berry was then hand selected.Serve as an after dinner wine with a selection of blue cheese, apples and pears. Or, pour into a saucepan, add a couple of cloves, reduce by about a quarter, and pour over vanilla ice cream, surrounded by raspberries or boysenberries. For real pleasure add a few bits of chocolate. Or serve a dense chocolate decadent cake and a warm glowing fire.

Varietal Definition
Zinfandel is a variety of red grape planted in over 10 percent of California wine vineyards. DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the Croatian grape Crljenak Kaštelanski, and also the Primitivo variety traditionally grown in the 'heel' of Italy. It is typically made into a robust red wine. Its taste depends on the ripeness of the grapes from which it is made. Red berry fruits like raspberry predominate in wines from cooler areas such as the Napa Valley, whereas blackberry, anise and pepper notes are more common in wines made in warmer areas such as Sonoma County. Many Zinfandels come from head pruned ‘Old Vines’. ‘Old Vine’ is generally understood to mean a vine that is more than 50 years old and that produces less than three tons per acre. ‘Head Pruning’ is an old European style of pruning that trains the vine into the shape of a goblet. It requires no wires or other complex trellis systems. Head pruning spreads the fruit uniformly along the vine and allows light penetration.In the USA a semi-sweet Rosé (blush-style) wine called ‘White Zinfandel’ has achieved widespread popularity. In fact, this popularity has so outstripped all other forms that many fans think there is actually a grape called “White Zinfandel” (there isn’t)!


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