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Chip Dry White Port is a stylish and sophisticated aperitif, the perfect introduction to a relaxed meal. It is best served chilled in a large port glass and accompanied by marinated olives or roasted almonds.
Taylor’s pioneered dry white port in 1934 and since then it has acquired a devoted following throughout the world. Chip dry is made from selected dry white ports produced from grapes grown in the Douro Superior, the eastern area of the Douro Valley. The predominant grape used in Taylor’s Chip Dry port is the Malyasia Fina grape which is blended with a variety of other white grapes. Taylor’s Chip Dry is produced using the traditional port wine vinification method, brandy being added to halt fermentation and to preserve some of the grapes natural sugar in the finished wine. For chip dry ports, the brandy is added later, when much of the sugar has been converted into alcohol producing a port of unusual dryness. The port is then aged for several years in oak vats and careful blending completes the fresh fruit flavours with an elegant, complex nuttiness.
Only produced in limited quantities, chip dry white port is sold in individually numbered bottles marked with the name of the cellar in which the wine was aged.
Taylor’s Chip Dry White Port is pale straw in colour. It is delicate on the nose, combining fresh fruit fragrances with the mellow aromas and hints of oak, traditional of white port. On the palate it is fresh and lively with a good flavour and a crisp, dry finish.
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