LBV Port shares the character of a Vintage Port but matures earlier and is less expensive. It is given 4-6 years in cask then transferred to bottle to complete its ageing, whereas a declared Vintage has only 2 years in wood, maturing slowly in bottle for a decade or more.
It is made from the traditional grapes from Douro, mainly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Sousão. Once opened, LBV Ports should be consumed within 2 to 4 months.
LBV is the ideal choice to combine with a chocolate mint cheesecake, a pear and chocolate millefeuille or simply to enjoy with cheeses of medium intensity. It can also be served with main courses of meat, like peppered steak or veal cutlet with Bérnaise sauce.