Blend: 50% Touriga Nacional, 40% Tinta Barocca, 5% Souzao 5% Tinta Roriz
A decision was made to create a port suited to South African conditions and relative warm climate. This led to the idea to follow the growing current popularity of rose wines and translate this into something that a port lover could enjoy all year round. It was decided to create something similar to a White Port with more fruit flavour, depth and length. Finally, late 2007, winemaking brothers Boets & Stroebel Nel decided to make their idea a reality by creating a fortified rose from traditional varieties during the 2008 harvest. The wine was made early February 2008 and the result exceeded all their expectations. Naming this new baby was a real challenge, until they discovered that Marks & Spencer in the UK had just launched a new port made by Croft, one of the original port houses in the Douro Valley of Portugal, called Croft Pink. Voila! The new wine got the name De Krans Pink Port.
A few hours skin contact before fermentation results in a “port” with a lovely vibrant blush colour, rich ripe flavours of fresh red berries and a long, lingering aftertaste. This is not a port for aging. Drink in one year. This new style of port is aimed at all port lovers that will enjoy this wonderful freshness and flavour spectrum all year round.
Enjoy well-chilled, or on crushed ice in summer as an aperitif with nuts and olives. In the cooler months of the year, this port can also be served at room temperature with olives, nuts or any pate of your choice.