Portugal Fortified

Henriques and Henriques NV Madeira Rainwater (3yr Old)

Tinta Negra Mole. Soil: mixed volcanic (basalt, tufa). Harvest: mid-August to early October; hand-harvested. Fermentation: some whole-cluster; fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts. Elevage: 90-day estufagem, followed by aging in balseiro (large cask) for a minimum of three years.

  • white fortified
  • 11 in stock
  • no discount
  • $16.99

  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $74.99

Quinta do Infantado NV Porto Ruby

The Quinta do Infantado is a delicious "ruby" port of superb quality made from Touriga Franca/Touriga Nacional/Tinta Roriz/old field-blended red varieties. From exclusively Class A parcels (Serra Douro, Lapa, Castelos) totaling 11.5 hectares on poor schist soils. The fruit is hand-harvested, partly destemmed and fermented in lagar and tank; fermentation is stopped with 77-degree grape brandy. The wine is aged in a variety of tonel and balseiro, which are tall wooden tanks from 3,000-60,000 liters with thick staves that slow down oxidation. It finishes at a modest 19.5% alcohol and 70 g/liter RS, in other words considerably drier than most rubies. The average age in bottle is 2-3 years. This is an insanely delicious everyday porto that is the best value in the US, or in Portugal for that matter...

  • red fortified medium-sweet
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

Quinta do Infantado NV Porto Tawny

From exclusively Class A parcels (Serra di Cima and Serra Douro) totaling 12 hectares on poor schist soils. The fruit is hand-harvested, partly destemmed and fermented in lagar and tank; fermentation is stopped with 77-degree grape brandy. The wine is aged in very old pipas. A pipa or 'pipe" in English is the traditional 550-liter wooden cask used for aging, as well as measuring quantities of, port; it is ideal for tawnies, as oxidation is promoted by its horizontal orientation, smaller capacity and thinner staves (versus the thicker ones of the huge wooden tank called a tonel or balseiro used for ruby and vintage ports). Infantado tawny finishes at a modest 19.5% alcohol and 70 g/liter RS, considerably drier than most tawnies. The average age in bottle is 4-5 years. Practicing Organic Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

  • 8 in stock
  • $19.99

  • red fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • $149.99