Porto King's Port Ruby Reserva Especial
Ref : 097801
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 14.70 € / liter
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and crisp
Its red brick color announces a nice nose of candied cherries, fruits’ cores and citrus zests. The palate is balanced, net, elegant, heady and round. The lingering finish is suave. Nice evolution.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The world’s oldest appellation would have French origins! Henry of Burgundy would have exported Burgundy vine stocks after he married the daughter of Alphonse VI of Leon.
Domain and appellation
Red and whites, Ports come in different ranges depending on the nature of their blend and age.
- Terroir: Spread across 40000 hectares, the vineyards lay on both banks of the Douro river which crosses the country east to west up to the city of Porto. Located on hillsides , the vineyards lay on granitic soils.
- Viticulture: The main grape varieties are the touriga nacional, the touriga franca, the tinita roriz and the tinta barroca du Cima Corgo.
- Vinification: An adjunction of brandy aims at stopping the natural fermentation and preserving the sugars. Ruby ports are often made of a young ports blend. They age for 3 years in barrels.
Grapes Touriga Nacional, Touriga franca
- Touriga Nacional
- Touriga franca