This is the sweetest of all Ports. It is the liquid content of the little fermented must (the so-called ”lagrima”) and therefore has a fairly high sugar content - around 136 grams per litre.
To counterbalance this sugary taste, white, well-ripened grape varieties are used, which lend this wine sufficient flavour, strength and flavour: to harmonise its sweet and fruity flavours.
It is produced by the cold skin maceration prior to fermentation method.
Through these processes it acquires strength, body and aroma, as well as very complex, almost exotic flavours. The finish is full and long-lasting.