Fortified Wine

Fine fortified wines are a category of the highest quality fortified wines. Fortified wines are wines which have had additional alcohol added to them (usually a distilled grape spirit such as brandy) to create a new, sometimes sweeter wine with a higher alcohol content (between 15-20%). The fortification process can add distinct flavours to the finished wine. The two most well-known examples are Port and Sherry which both come in a variety of different styles. Port is fortified during fermentation to retain the sugar levels. Some Vintage ports can develop and improve over decades in the bottle. Sherry is fortified after fermentation and sweetened at a later stage depending on the desired style. Sherry is ready to drink on release and will not improve in the bottle. Other types of fortified wines include Madeira, Marsala and Vin doux naturels (Rivesaltes and Beaumes de Venise).

 

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    Quinta do Noval were the first to produce a Late Bottled Vintage Port, in 1958.... Read more
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  2. Nutty, caramelised fortified
    Intensely sweet and extraordinarily complex, this long-aged Pedro Ximenez Sherry is about as rich and treacly as wine can get. Well worth trying for any sweet-toothed wine fan, this is a unique dessert wine, full of turbo-charged exotic dried fruit and burnt toffee flavour. One of a kind.... Read more
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    Historic Quinta do Noval has a reputation amongst the best Douro producers as one of the finest houses, producing meticulous wines with great care and attention to detail. This complex vibrant Port is full of spice and fruit aromas and flavours, after fortification its moved to old, 640-litre oak barrels. The cask holds a blend ... Read more
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  4. Light, vibrant fortified
    Unique sherry from Gonzalez Byass, halfway between a fino and an oloroso. The wine is aged firstly under a protective flor before a secondary ageing without flor which can last for up to 30 years and gives an intense oxidative, nutty style. This sherry is powerful and concentrated, with a very long, satisfying finish.... Read more
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  5. Rich, complex fortified Suitable for Vegan,Suitable for Vegetarian
    Intense purple-black centre surrounded by a vivid magenta rim. A typical Quinta da Roêda Vintage Port nose made up of a rich plump dark berry compote infused with exotic notes of ripe tropical fruit and the subtle pungency of wild herbs. Warm notes of liquorice, dark chocolate and spice contribute to the wine’s opulent charac... Read more
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  6. Rich, complex fortified Suitable for Vegan,Suitable for Vegetarian
    In certain years when there is no classic Fonseca Vintage Port, a Guimaraens `Single Quinta` Vintage Port may be made instead. Guimaraens Vintage Ports are made with wines that are suppler and early maturing (as opposed to the true Vintage releases that are bigger, more long lasting Port), and offer great value whilst demonstrat... Read more
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  7. Nutty, caramelised fortified
    This rich, dark Sherry has a gorgeous mahogany colour and complex flavours of toffee, roasted nuts and rich dried fruits. Sweetness comes from the addition of some Pedro Ximenez,adding a delicious burnt sugar character.... Read more
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  8. Rich, complex fortified
    Like those of Vargellas, the wines of the beautiful old property of Terra Feita are an essential component of the Taylor’s Vintage Port blend. Quinta de Terra Feita is located on the west bank of the River Pinhão, and in certain years (such as 2005), when a Taylor’s Vintage is not declared, the best port wines of Terra Feit... Read more
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    This is extremely floral with dark fruit and plum character. Full-bodied, very tight and focused. It`s a complete young vintage Port that is great from start to finish. Rio Torto fruit makes this great! Better in 2022. 96 points. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, May 2018... Read more
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  10. Rich, complex fortified Suitable for Vegan,Suitable for Vegetarian
    Opaque purple-black at the centre with a very thin, purple edge. A classic Fonseca nose redolent of heady, woodland fruit, powerful but also very fine and complex. The dense blackberry and blackcurrant aromas form the backdrop for a display of fresh, minty, balsamic scents and resiny notes of gumcistus and wild herbs. Discreet h... Read more
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