Porto Cruz was founded in 1887 as the successor to “Assumpçao E Fos” and has always been located in Vila Nova de Gaia on the banks of the Douro. This region is the center of high-class port wines – and the grapes of Porto Cruz Tawny also come only from the best vines of the Douro Valley.
In this well-known and impressive wine-growing region, the fruit grew on granite and slate soils, on spectacular steep slopes and under excellent climatic conditions with plenty of sunshine. Porto Cruz sells 10 million bottles a year to 50 different countries, making it the largest brand specializing in the production of port wines.
It has a terra cotta colour. The fruity nose is softened with complex, elegant bouquets of dried fruits and candied oranges. Its taste develops flavours of walnuts, spices and candied fruits.
GRAN CRUZ aged for 10 years is an exquisite accompaniment for foie gras and desserts. It may also be enjoyed at cocktail hour in a wine glass.