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Port wine is a Portuguese dessert wine or fortified wine, named after the Portuguese city of Porto. It is produced from blue grapes, for example Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão e Touriga Francesa, oder Tinto Caro and from the light grape variety Rabigato. Only products produced in Portugal and aged in the halls and cellars of the village Vila Nova de Gaia can be called Port wine. Port wine ages for at least three years in oak barrels. It can be full red, ruby, tawny or pale white. White Port is produced from light grapes. It is sold as "Dry Port" or "Medium White". It has to be labelled as "white". White Port gets darker when it ages, red Port lighter. The alcohol content of Port lies within 18 and 21 Vol.%.


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