The second wine to be released in the Graham’s Blend Series, Blend Nº12 challenges traditional ideas of what a ruby port should be. Taking its name from the time of night that the grapes are picked to ensure their freshness, Blend Nº12 represents a departure from the Graham’s portfolio of ruby ports, building on 200 years of history, experience, and innovation. It is the combination of altitude, careful picking, and cold fermentation that gives Blend Nº12 its distinctive fresh, light and aromatic profile. Serve chilled on its own, or as part of a signature ‘Midnight Spritz’ with dry sparkling wine, ice, a strawberry and a ¼ slice of orange.
Fresh, light and aromatic, Blend No12 will pleasantly surprise those already familiar with port, whilst also proving approachable for those who have never tried port before.
Established in 1820 in Oporto, W & J Graham is one of the most famous names in the Port trade and has long been synonymous with the greatest Vintage Ports.
The Symington family acquired the company from the Graham family in 1970, so today Graham’s remains a wholly family-owned firm. At the heart of Graham’s Port is the famous Quinta dos Malvedos in the upper reaches of the Douro Valley. The old winery was completely renovated in 2000 and is now equipped with three revolutionary robotic lagares that ‘tread’ the grapes. Alongside these are the ancient granite lagares where some of the harvest is still trodden by human foot. The neighbouring Quinta do Tua and Quinta das Lages in the Rio Torto valley are key vineyards for Graham’s, as are the privately family-owned Quintas of Vila Velha and Vale de Malhadas.