Quevedo White Port
Light, fresh, easy
Made with white grapes and produced exclusively in the Duoro Valley of Northern Portugal, the Quevedo White Port is a sweet and floral wine that goes down easy and smooth.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
A stunning Portugal wine made with completely destemmed and crushed white grapes traditional to Duoro.
With a pale amber color and a fresh fruity flavor, this drink is a unique experience. It has a crisp, slightly spicy aroma, reminiscent of tree fruits and cloves. It gives off notes of apple, pear, and apricot on the palate, with subtle earthy undertones of honey and ginger.
Very fresh and light, and easy to drink, with a refreshing balance of acidity and sweetness.
Enjoy this chilled as an aperitif, and set the tone for a wonderful meal. It also pairs wonderfully with Gruyere and some olives. The sweetness of this port wine shines brilliantly alongside a smoked salmon dish, an olive oil-based seafood pasta, or a plate of fresh sushi.
The Quevedo White Port is exceptional with dessert, too. Pair its spicy undertones with apple or coffee cake, or go a lighter route with lemon meringue, or peaches and cream. Alternatively, enjoy this as a cocktail. Dress it up with equal parts port and tonic, and garnish with mint or a slice of lemon (or both), and you have yourself a delicious, refreshing mixed drink.
A DUORO TRADITION
Port wine, named after the city of Porto, is exclusively made in the Duoro Valley. It is a fortified wine, meaning a 77% alcohol is added halfway through fermentation, stopping it, and preserving part of the grapes’ sugar.
Grown in terraces and with limited use of machinery, the dense vineyards of Duoro lend diversity and complexity to the creation of its wines. Harvest season is from September to October, when the grape reaches 13 to 15% alcohol. This is the time that also yields smaller fruit, with a higher ratio of skin to juice, ensuring more concentrated and complex wines.
Store unopened bottles horizontally in a cool, dark place, ideally between 12 and 15°C. Once opened, store the bottle upright in the fridge. Opened bottles can be stored for up to three months.