“Forté” is short for Fortified Wine, and is a reference to our Great Grandfather who was a moonshiner in Kentucky around the turn of the century. This is a very smooth elegant and delicious version of a port which we believe will convert some non believers to the Port Side.
18% Alcohol, this is a very balanced port that is neither too sweet nor too high of alcohol. Fortified with 115 Proof two year barrel aged Brandy and aged in french oak for an additional two years.
100% Neutral French Oak
Aged 18 months in barrel
98% Syrah - 2% Roussanne Co-ferment
Drink by: 5-20 years
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