Monday, October 29, 2007

Rhubarb and white port

White Port is an interesting style. It fits a niche rather more similar to that of a botrytis affected white than a true port. I had a bottle of white port last week courtesy of Dave Lowe at Snowy Vineyards. His White port is made with the unusual Siegerrebe variety. It's a German variety known for its ability to develop very high sugar levels.

This port had a wonderful depth of flavour, but with a dry finish. We drank it with a rhubarb based desert. The wine needs to have some oomph to complement the sharpness of the rhubarb. this was a perfect match.

See a rhubarb recipe here

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