Graham’s Blend No. 5 White Port 2015
The first White Port specifically created to be mixed with other beverages. Graham’s Port’s head winemaker, Charles Symington, selected two premium Portuguese white grape varieties to produce this new blend: Malvasia Fina and Moscatel Gallego.
The combination of varietals creates a fresh, aromatic young port. Rather than the savoury woody notes normally found in white Port, Graham’s Blend No. 5 is all about floral, honey and citrus flavours. In fact, it is so intense that its taste can be described as a botanically-flavoured wine.
The grapes are hand-picked and cold fermented in small batches. Once the required sugar level is reached, neutral wine spirit (77% vol) is added. This raises the alcohol content up to 19% and stops fermentation. Graham’s Blend No. 5 is bottled 3 months after the harvest to preserve maximum freshness and should be drunk young.
The wine is medium-dry, deliberately designed to mix well with tonic. Also an excellent standalone drink. Micro produced with less than 6,000 bottles.