Port, Sherry & Madeira

Essentially they are wines with a boost! The ‘fortification’ is the addition of alcohol to a base wine either during or after fermentation, usually with brandy, which increases the alcohol content to around 18%. Sherry is thought to have been one of the first, the extra alcohol content helping to stabilise the wine, as well as altering the final product – making it sweet or dry depending on when fortification occurs. The most common modern forms are port, sherry, Madeira and vermouth, but across the world winemakers and spirits producers are creating new and exciting variations.

8 Item(s)

  1. NV La Gitana Manzanilla, Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana

    Lightweight, subtle and balanced. A perfect introduction to sherry. Learn More

    £12.95
  2. NV Amontillado Los Arcos, Lustau

    Aroma of cedar, nuts and raisins; followed by a dry, not over-weighty palate. Learn More

    £18.50
  3. NV Xeco Fino NV Xeco Sherry

    XECO is on a mission to make sherry accessible again – and they've cracked it with this crisp, refreshingly dry fino. Aged for a minimum of four years in American oak, XECO Fino is a light, fresh introduction to the fortified wine, delicious served straight up or over ice with tonic or lemonade. Learn More

    £16.95
  4. NV Manzanilla Papirusa, Lustau

    Bone dry and light, fresh and crisp, with a hint of sea salt on the palate. Learn More

    £18.50
  5. NV Manzanilla Pasada En Rama Xixarito, Bodegas Baron

    Pale yellow in colour, this Manzanilla has an intense nose with woody notes, a touch of faded flowers and hints of nuts. Learn More

    £11.75
  6. Nostalgia Rare, d'Arenberg (37.5cl)

    Dried fruits, pears and apples with a sprinkling of cinnamon spice, gives up toffee, dried figs and burnt butter. Learn More

    £19.95