Porto Bianco - White Port

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luscious, pear, apple, dessert, after dinner
Volume:
375ml
A bottle of Porto Bianco White Port wine produced by Hopewell Valley Vineyards - one of many New Jersey wineries

Luscious fruit aromas of grapefruit, pears, and apples, with sweet mouth-filling flavors, our Porto Bianco is the perfect dessert wine and after dinner sipper. Made with the traditional method of adding brandy to the fermenting must to create a perfect balance between sweetness and body. Serve chilled. Percent of sweetness: 8%

Vintner's Comment: 

Our white port is made with Vidal Blanc, so everything that characterizes a Vidal Blanc is nicely transferred over to our Porto Bianco as well. Port is made be adding brandy to the fermenting wine must, in order to halt fermentation at around 18% alcohol and 8% residual sugar. You can quickly stop the fermentation by adding brandy. The 18% alcohol content in conjunction with the 8% sugar make port's longevity and shelf life almost indefinite. Some ports are aged for over 50 years!

We try to keep our Porto Bianco relatively young as compared to other ports, because we don't want it to lose too much of its fruity aroma of its original Vidal. We prefer to keep our ports as closely reminiscent of their wine origins as possible. We strive for something that always tastes like a classic port but still carries its wine's fruitiness. We age our Porto Bianco partly in oak, and then continue it continues its aging once in the bottle. 

Awards :

2012:
Silver - Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Bronze - Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Bronze - International Easter Wine Competition

2011:
Bronze - Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Bronze - Finger Lakes Wine Competition

2010:
Bronze - Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Bronze - Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Bronze - International Easter Wine Competition
Silver - New Jersey Wine Competition

2009:
Bronze - Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Bronze - Florida State Wine Competition
Gold - International EAstern Wine Competition

2008:
Bronze - Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Gold - Florida State Wine Competition 
Bronze - New Jersey Wine Competition

2004:
Bronze - New Jersey Wine Competition