Graham’s Six Grapes NV
A timeless, signature reserve port. Its youthful, fruit forward style makes Six Grapes the perfect wine to relax with at the end of the day, accompanied by dark chocolate or blue cheese of course!
Dark red colour. Closely resembles a young Graham’s Vintage Port in style. Fragrant blackberry and fresh aromas of cassis and liquorice. Full-bodied with a good structure, rich black fruit on the palate, and a long lingering finish. Stays fresh for 2–3 weeks once opened.
The name Six Grapes refers to the symbol Graham’s uses to classify wines on a scale of one to six, with Six Grapes denoting the lots with Vintage Port potential. By the early 1900’s, Graham’s started bottling and offering a wine carefully selected from these ‘lotes’ under the Six Grapes label. Over a century later, Six Grapes continues to be Graham’s signature wine and a quality benchmark for the Port category.
From Graham’s five key vineyard properties (Malvedos, Tua, Lages, Vila Velha and Vale de Malhadas), the lots with the most concentration, structure and the brightest fruit are given the coveted Six Grapes classification. Comprises four primary varietals of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, with additional components of Tinta Amarela,Tinta Cão, Souzão and Tinta Francisca as well as grapes from some older mixed plantings.
At all five Graham’s Quintas, each varietal is picked according to its ideal ripeness, and the fermentations of each varietal and vineyard block kept separate. Following the harvest in Spring, the wines travel from the Quinta dos Malvedos winery to Graham’s 1890 Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they will typically spend a few years in seasoned oak vats before being incorporated into the Six Grapes blend. The blending team carefully matches the new blend to the previous one to maintain Six Grape’s outstanding level of quality. Once in bottle, the wine is ready to drink and does not require further ageing.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
– SILVER MEDAL
– 91 POINTS
– 89 POINTS
– 88 POINTS
– 87 POINTS
2011 & 2012 – BRONZE MEDAL
Berliner Wein Trophy – GOLD MEDAL