OSBORNE Ruby Port
OSBORNE Ruby Port is a magnificent port in which Osborne as applied all its expertise, alongside the traditional craft used to make the finest port wines. The grapes are completely destemmed and the fermentation takes place with prolonged pumping over in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Afterwards it is aged in oak barrels over three years.
Osborne is a major drinks group in Spain and Portugal, particularly known for its Sherries and Ports. The firm was founded in 1772 in El Puerto de Santa Maria (Cadiz) and Sherry is the product most readily associated with Osborne. The company makes a full range of sherry styles, including the Rare Sherry range of old Solera wines – the oldest solera in the portfolio dates back to 1790. Osborne also have a range of Port wines, includes white, ruby and tawny expressions.
In addition to the fortified wines, which make up the majority of the portfolio, Osborne makes a range of still wines from around Spain. This includes a blend of Chardonnay and Palomino under the Vino de la Tierra de Cadíz designation, the Señorío del Cid range consisting of a red from Ribera del Duero and a white from Rueda, and the the Solaz brand in Castilla-La Mancha. Osborne also makes a range of brandies, many of which are aged in Sherry barrels. Osborne is the second-oldest continuously active company in Spain, and remains under majority ownership of the family. The group also owns Bodegas Montecillo, the third-oldest winery in Rioja, which additionally makes wine under the Viña Monty and Viña Cumbrero labels. As well as wines and spirits, Osborne’s interests include Iberian ham, energy drinks and mineral water.
The history of Osborne goes back to the end of the 18th Century, when a young English merchant, who went by the name of Thomas Osborne Mann, arrived in the Cádiz region to sell wines from the area. He soon began to do business in el Puerto de Santa María, and this is where he acquired various wineries that he would later bring together under one brand: Osborne. Its long and successful track record of almost 250 years, have made Osborne into the great business group that it is today, enjoying international fame and recognition.