From the Importer: The Fine Ruby Port is a young and delicious example of the ‘Ruby Style’ in the region, from the Vieira de Sousa estate. Spending no time in wooden vats, the approach for Ruby Ports is meant to focus on the intensity of fruit, rather than the play with oxygen that Tawny styles are known for. This is a very traditional blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa (Franca), Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, where the hand-harvested fruit was brought into the cellar for a foot-treading press in old granite lagares. It ferments in lagares until it reaches the desired Baumé, which is the measure of sugar that gives the potential alcohol point for Port (in this case 3.2). It was then fortified with Brandy to keep the sugar level and fruit flavor vivid and rich, offering delicious aromas and flavors of red fruit and plums, a decadent mouthfeel, and soft tannins. Once open, drink this wine within several days, as it is about the fruit, not the oxygen.