2014 Fireside Tradicional
A spicy nose of currants, molasses, flamed orange peel, and anise give way to a palate full of spice cake, Mexican chocolate, and black cherry notes. Once opened, our Fireside dessert wines have a two month shelf life.
Food Pairing Notes
Try our Fireside Tradicional with pecan pie, baked brie, wine poached pears, blue cheese, or chocolate based desserts.
Fireside Tradicional is made from a blend of two traditional Portuguese port wine grapes – Touriga Naçional and Souzão. This ‘port-style’ wine was made by the traditional method of harvesting and fermenting ripe grapes, then stopping the fermentation mid-way through by the addition of neutral grape spirits (high-proof brandy). This leaves the final wine with elevated levels of both sugar and alcohol.