|Dimensions||265 x 179 x 345 cm|
Main Variety : Tinta Barocca
Alcohol : 19.0 %vol
RS : 90.0 g/l
Appellation : StellenboschCharacteristics
Type : Fortified
Style : Sweet, WOODEDTasting notes
Louiesenhof was one of the founder members of the South African Port Producers Association (SAPPA), which was founded to regulate the Port Industry of South Africa. One of the main aims of SAPPA wa to produce port in the traditional style. For that reason our Port is not called “PORT” but Perroquet Cape Tawny. Perroquet is the French word for Parrot and that derives from the Stellenbosch Papegaaiberg – where our vineyards are situated. Because of the lower sugar, higher alcohol balance its a delicious drink, making it an anytime companion. Slightly chilled – its no longer season bound it can be enjoyed during the summer months as well. This is normally enjoyed with dessert.Blend information
100% Tinta Barocca
In the vineyard
This Port was produced from old low-yielding Tinta Barocca grapes grown along the slopes of the Bottelary Hills.
About the harvest
It was picked at a lower than normal sugar level to retain more of the grapes own flavour.
In the cellar
We fortified (stopped fermentation) with 100% aged brandy versus spirits which is allowed for normal fortification. The sugar level of this very palatable port is 70g/liter and the alcohol is 19% Vol. After fortification this port was aged for 4 years in Limousine barriques.