Port of call

Country Life Every Week - - Kitchen Garden Cook -

Port comes in a wide va­ri­ety of styles and even colours. White Port, de­li­cious drunk on a ter­race in the Douro, has never taken off in Bri­tain. Croft Pink is a bold at­tempt to cash in on the rosé mar­ket. Here are four styles to fo­cus on:

LBV or late-bot­tled vin­tage

Af­ford­able and ap­proach­able Port from a sin­gle vin­tage, ma­tured in the bar­rel for four or five years so that it’s ready to drink when it comes on the mar­ket. Try the su­perb, lushly lay­ered Fon­seca Un­fil­tered LBV 2011 (£14.75; www.justin­cases.co.uk)

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