33% Touriga Nacional 33% Tinta Roriz 33% Trincadeira
Sweetness - Low
Acidity – Medium
Tannin – Medium
Body – Medium-High
Alcohol – Medium-High
Disney movies would have us believe that pirates preferred rum, but that isn’t entirely true. The upper-class pirates (can that be a thing?) loved fortified wine. Fortified wine (16-25% ALC) was chosen over dry wines (10-15% ALC) because it would keep better on the ships due to its higher alcohol content.
Though, as the centuries have passed – the popularity of fortified wine has walked the plank, and the consumer trend leans towards dry wine. As a result, Portuguese winemakers have shifted away from fortified wines and now are dedicating more of their crops to dry wines.
The wine in your glass is the same grape varietals that are used in the famous fortified wine called “Port” but was made into a dry style wine.
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