Today, let’s talk and taste some of the main categories of red dessert wines, port and late harvest wines. The two styles are quite different from each other. To begin with, there is port, which technically only comes from Portugal. Many port-style wines from around the globe are made, and many are quite delicious.
Late harvest wines, on the other hand, are made around the world and with almost every grape imaginable. The main distinction one can make about late harvest wines is that the grapes are dried on the vine, as opposed to first being harvested and laid out either in the sun or on mats and racks. This tends to lend the late harvest style wines an added advantage in ripeness, though it often comes at the price of lower acidity in the finished wines. Learn more about both styles inside!
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