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Home > Wines > Port Wines > Sweetness

Sweetness

In terms of sweetness, Port Wine can be very sweet, sweet, semi-dry, dry or extra dry. It is the winemaker who determines just how sweet a Port Wine will be according to when he interrupts the fermentation. The following table describes the different degrees of sweetness of several types of Port Wine.

 

Sweetness
Volumetric mass
*Baumé
Sugars (g/l)
Extra dry < 0,9980 g/cm3 0,0 <40
Dry de 0,9980 g/cm3 a 1,0079 g/cm3 0,0 - 1,3 40 - 65
Semi dry de 1,0080 g/cm3 a 1,0179 g/cm3 1,4 - 2,7 65 - 90
Sweet de 1,0180 g/cm3 a 1,0339 g/cm3 2,8 - 5,0 90 - 130
Very sweet > 1,0340 g/cm3 >5,0 >130
 
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