Graham’s Port has announced an innovative new ruby port, Blend Nº12, made predominately with the famous Touriga Nacional variety, which is specifically intended for the on-trade and non-traditional port drinkers.
Blend Nº12 takes its name from the fact that the high-altitude grapes are hand-picked in the middle of the night to ensure maximum freshness. These grapes are then cold fermented to preserve their primary aromas and intensity. Unlike most ruby-style ports, Blend Nº12 was not aged in oak and is bottled young to maximise concentration and flavour giving it the perfect balance to be served chilled on its own or mixed as a long drink.
This release follows the successful launch of Blend Nº5 White Port in 2019 and marks an extension of the Graham’s Port “Blend Series”.
Both bottles are decorated with hand-drawn images by renowned Portuguese fashion illustrator António Soares. The Blend Nº12 design contains fruits that reflect the wine’s profile. A fresh wine with intense aromas and notes of raspberry, strawberry and mountain herbs. Lively and concentrated on the palate, it has a refreshing acidity with an aftertaste of spice and pepper.