Just as Port is most often enjoyed at the end of the evening, our Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port is one of the last projectsduring the harvest season. The decision to harvest is the firstin the life of a wine and certainly one of the most crucial. When the grapes reach verasionthe energy of the plant goes to carbohydrate production rather than canopy growth, causing sugars to rise andacid levels to slowly fall. However, there is no magic sugar number at which to harvest because color, flavor and tannin have to bedeveloped as well. And here's the real clincher: if left too late into a dry season, grapes will dehydrate causing sugar percentage to rise disproportionate to sugar production. While grapes in this situation are over the proverbial mountain and on the way down for the ideal dry red wines, it is paramount for great Port production. Montevina Terra d'Oro Zinfandel Port is made from grapes picked late during four different vintages.
|Wine Color||Red Wine|
|Alcohol By Volume||No|