White port is made from white grapes: Malvasia, Viosinho and Gouveio. The juice is fermented as a white wine until the fermentation is stopped by the addition of pure grape brandy. After spending one year in large wood vats the wine is transferred to Pipes (550 liter oak barrels). It is then aged in wood until at least 3 years before bottling.
Cocktails are popular and while this is delicious on its own over ice, it also makes a fantastic, easy-to-make, summer drink: a ‘White Port Tonic’ – 1/3rd white port to 2/3rds tonic water, with a garnish of mint and lemon.