Viera de Sousa 10 year White Port | Britt’s Wine of the Month

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White port, copyright BKWine Photography

Are you sceptical to white port?

Some people are and I was one of them. Until I tasted the 10 year old Viera de Sousa White Port from Sociedade Roncão Pequeno. This is an incredibly good port wine that shows that white port can also be of high quality.

The wine is made with long skin contact and foot treading in traditional lagares, giving structure and intense flavours to the wine. After fortification with wine spirit the wine is kept for years in oak barrels of different sizes.

The colour is a beautiful golden brown, lightly oxidized and not unlike an older tawny. The aromas are dominated by nuts, dried fruit and orange. There is a freshness that balances the residual sugar of 114 grams per litre.

The grapes are malvasia fine, rabigato, verdelho and the gouveio from the Douro valley grey slate soil.

Viera de Sousa 10 years can be drunk either cold as an aperitif or at room temperature after dinner in the same way as you would a red port.

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A great occasion to taste some excellent ports, white or not, is a wine tour to the Douro Valley with BKWine! Take a look on our wine tour and travel site for more info.
Vineyards in the Douro

Vineyards in the Douro, copyright BKWine Photography

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