Ruby Port wine is a type of fortified wine that originates from Portugal's Douro Valley. It's one of the most well-known and widely consumed styles of Port. Like other Ports, Ruby Port is a fortified wine, meaning it's made by adding a neutral grape spirit (such as brandy) to the wine during fermentation. This process stops fermentation, leaving residual sugar and boosting alcohol content. Ruby Ports are typically aged for a shorter period compared to other Port styles like Tawny or Vintage ports. They're often aged for a few years in stainless steel tanks to preserve their vibrant red colour and fruity flavours.
Ruby port is known for its rich red color, vibrant fruitiness, and full-bodied taste. It usually carries flavors of red fruits like cherry, raspberry, and plum, with some variations showing hints of chocolate, spice, or floral notes.
Ruby: This is the most basic type, usually a blend of different vintages, offering a young and fruity profile.
Reserve Ruby: These are typically higher quality Ruby ports, with more complexity and sometimes a longer aging process.
Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Port LBV ports are from a single vintage and are aged longer in wood before bottling, making them more complex than basic Ruby ports.
Vintage Port Vintage Ports are from a single vintage useing the highest quality grapes to make some of the most profound wines in the world capable of aging for many decadesPlease Click on the links for Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) Port and Vintage Port to see our full range of each
Ruby ports are often served slightly chilled and are versatile when it comes to food pairing. They can complement desserts like chocolate or berries, but they can also be paired with cheeses or enjoyed on their own as an aperitif or digestif.