Elaboration of Cockburns Fine Branco
Cockburns Fine Branco
- View: This white port has a beautiful golden colour.
- Nose: Light floral scents provide undertones to an otherwise fruity beverage. Oak spices add a certain zest as well. Overall, this has a bold and balanced aroma.
- Mouth: The floral and spiced scents fall into the wine gracefully. Additionally, nutty and light fruit flavours can be noticed, even though they are not explicitly clear in the drink's scent. It carries a long, dry, and crisp finish as well.
VINEYARD: The Quinta do Canais vineyards like in the Douro region of Portugal. They spread over 271 hectares. The soil is primarily rocky, naturally infused with schist.
GRAPES: Giyrveuim Rabugato, and Viosinho.
AGEING: The wine is stored in stainless steel vats for up to 18 months at a time. The drink is later aged in oak barrels before it is bottled.
PREPARATION: Cockburn's is shy about how they make their port wine. Generally, this kind of alcohol beverage is made by adding a flavourless grape-based alcohol (usually aguardiente) to the grapes. This helps to raise the alcohol content and the sugar content.
PAIRING: This pairs best with all types of fish dishes, included smoked fish and sushi. However, this drink also tastes wonderful on its own.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8-12ºC