One of the most famous Port wines in the world, and certainly the bottling that Graham’s is best known for.
Six Grapes is immediately recognizable with its distinctive 6 bunch label. This label harks back to a time gone by, when Graham’s used grape bunch marks to illustrate the degrees of quality of wines as they were shipped from Duoro to Porto for bottling. Only wines of the highest quality received the Six Grapes mark, and only these were acceptable to be bottled as Graham’s Vintage Port.
This bottling contains youthful, rich, fruit forward wines initially designated for Vintage Port, only not to be included in the final blend. Six Grapes is typically aged for between 1 to 2 years in seasoned oak casks.
Indeed, the wine is produced in the same manner as Graham’s Vintage, made from the same vineyards (mostly with grapes of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, the four top grapes for Port making), fermented in the same single variety batches and with the grapes juiced in the same way.
The wine serves up notes of blackberries, raspberries, black cherries, red grapes, a touch of oak and toffee. Pairs wonderfully with blue cheese or dark chocolates.
Six Grapes is bottled at 20% ABV, with an acidity of 4.5 grams of tartaric acid per litre and a Baumé (sweetness) level of 3.6.
A veritable icon of the Port world, and a delicious one at that.