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Port becomes suddenly hip

Port becomes suddenly hip | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

"Winston Churchill, greatest Englishman of the last millennium (even if mum was American) has been in the news a lot this month in the run-up to and aftermath of, the pomp and circumstance funeral of another UK PM Margaret Thatcher. Winnie has popped up looking mightily pissed off on the new £5 note (and judging by the state of the UK economy, he has reason to be glum) while his eponymous Port is served at London’s trendiest restaurant called Dabbous, whose eponymous chef Olivier also looks distinctly Churchillian in Phil Fisk’s pic in the Observer Food Monthly"

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Churchill's Dry White Port

Churchill's Dry White Port | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Churchill's Dry White Port is an emblematic product for Churchill's and unique in its style. Its rich golden colour denotes its 10 years of age which is also evident in its smooth and complex taste. The alternative aperitif to be served cold at any time of year.

 

Sourcing
The grapes come from specially chosen old vineyards located at higher altitudes in the Douro, sub-region of Cima Corgo.
               
Grape Varieties
A field blend of many varieties including Malvasia Fina, Códega, Gouveio and Rabigato.
               

Tasting Notes

A vibrant golden colour with grated nutmeg and eucalyptus on the nose. On the palate it is fresh and complex with a long peppery finish. (June 2011) Cellaring Recommendation: This 10 years old Dry White Port is filtered and ready to drink now. Once opened it will keep well for up to one month. Recommended Serving Temperature: Serve chilled (8º-10º). Decanting: No need to decant. Serve straight from the bottle.
               

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