Porteau Porteau

Fashioned after vins roux naturels from south of France, this lightly fortified dessert wine is made with Grenache Noir. A Votre Santé!

Reg Price |
Brix Head Price |

Tasting Notes

Porteau Tasting Notes

Rich and full-bodied, it is less sweet and syrupy than a typical dessert wine. It possesses a lovely garnet color and a good balanced acidity that makes it come off as more delicate than vintage port.

Porteau Production Practices

Grapes were handpicked into ½ ton picking bins; clusters were sorted by hand before being de-stemmed. Under-ripe and damaged fruit were removed during the sorting process. All grapes entered the open-top bins as whole berries.   Grenache Noir was fermented 7 days. During fermentation, punch down took place two to four times daily to extract ripe tannins and intense flavors from the skins.  At the right time we add we add Brandy to the wine to stop fermentation and hold onto some of the natural grape sugar. Wine was aged in French oak barrels prior to bottling.

Porteau Specifics

  • 100% Grenache Noir
  • Barrel aging: 16 months in 225-L French oak barrel
  • Barrels: Center of France, Vosges, Allier, Nevers
  • Punched Down: 2-4 times daily during fermentation
  • Grenache: Harvest date 9/4/10
  • Harvest method: 100% hand-harvested
  • Fermentation: 7 days with RP15 yeast
  • Bottled: June, 2012
  • pH: 3.7
  • Alcohol: 17.5%
  • Released: November, 2012

Do you like Porteau? Tell us!

Help others decide. Write a review!

View Us...


Connect With Us...

Become a Brix Head!

Becoming a Brix Head is easy! Fill out our Online Application or download, print, and send in your application. Brix Head members get a ton of discounts, exclusive offers, and even access to VIP events.

Check it out!