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White Port Wines

Vineyards by the Douro river
© Edgar Jiménez

White port is a polarizing style of port produced by every major house on the Douro river. The style, often derided by traditionalists, has become increasingly popular as a chilled aperitif and mixing agent in cocktails. Typically inexpensive, white port is almost universally produced to a medium (or higher) sweetness level. Higher residual sugar levels are responsible for the sweetness and alcohol levels tend to be 2–3% lower than red-port styles. The wine receives little or no maceration during fermentation.

Of the 50 or so varieties permitted in a white-port blend, only half are actually white grapes. However, the red grapes that may be used are considered to be of lesser quality than the varieties permitted in the more prestigious vintage port. Barrel ageing is not common for white port, though examples that do see some oak tend to show attractive nutty characteristics that lend themselves to the aperitif style. Generally the wines are not aged for more than 18 months and are typically stored in stainless steel, or cement tanks.

The word lagrima ('tears') is used to denote a particularly viscous, sweet style of white port; lagrima white port is predominantly sold on the domestic market. At the other end of the spectrum is leve seco ('light dry'), which is slightly drier and less common.

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We found 174 wines produced in this region.
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Grape 
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Ferreira White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $13 7305
Ramos Pinto Lagrima White Porto, Portugal Port Blend White $17 8769
Fonseca Siroco White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $17 10051
C. Da Silva Dalva Golden White Colheita Port, Portugal Port Blend White $212 10140
Calem Velhotes - Old Friends Fine White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $10 12202
W. & J. Graham's Fine White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $15 16159
Taylor Fladgate Chip Dry White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $18 18272
W. & J. Graham's Extra Dry White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $13 19860
Sandeman Apitiv Dry White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $15 21246
Dow's Fine White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $15 23097
Sandeman White Porto, Portugal Port Blend White $13 26069
C. Da Silva Dalva White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $10 26206
Andresen 10 Year Old White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $27 26611
Ramos Pinto White Porto, Portugal Port Blend White $17 27626
Taylor Fladgate Fine White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $13 28435
Wiese & Krohn Lagrima White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $13 28435
Churchill's Dry White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $28 29403
Real Companhia Velha Royal Oporto Extra Dry White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $10 30509
Barros White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $11 31869
Warre's Fine White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $15 33526
Ferreira White Lagrima Port, Portugal Port Blend White $13 34970
Caves Messias Lagrima Doce Port, Portugal Port Blend White $8 35210
Kopke White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $11 37606
Kopke Dry White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $15 38459
Niepoort White Port, Portugal Port Blend White $13 38459
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