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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Barros Ruby Port

Grape Variety: 30% Tinta Roriz, 30% Barroca, 20% Tinta Cao & 20% Touriga Francesca

Growing Region: Douro Valley, Portugal

Owner: Manuel Angelo Barros

A well balanced, versatile Ruby Port.

Located in the heart of Portugal's famed Douro region, Barros is one of the largest and most respected Portuguese-owned port houses. Established in 1913, Barros has won an international reputation for producing the finest ports.
The traditional varieties from the Douro region were use to made this ruby style port. The vines are cultivated on a combination of terraces supported by stone walls, and on platforms held by natural slopes on the contours of the hillsides - that line the Douro River.

After hand harvesting, the grapes were crushed and underwent an extended maceration on skins in order to obtain a rich wine both in colour, aroma and flavour. Fermentation was arrested by the addition of grape spirit in order to produce a naturally sweet wine. The resulting wine was matured in wooden casks (pipes) for up to 3 years.
Serve in small glasses, at 14 to 16C.

Drinking perfectly well at any time, but when 'open' store in a cool place and check it regularly as it will age over 3-4 weeks.

Perfect wine match as an aperitif, with dessert or cheese selection, enjoy.


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