A specially selected white Port matured for three years in wood casks. A full-flavored delicacy best served as an aperitif wine slightly chilled.
White port is produced by every major house on the Douro river. The style, often derided by traditionalists, has become increasingly popular. The wine receives little or no maceration during fermentation. Of the 50 or so varieties permitted in a white-port blend, only half are actually white grapes. Barrel ageing is not common for white port. Generally the wines are not aged for more than 18 months and are typically stored in stainless steel, or cement tanks.