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Clássicos Tawny

Tawny

A vivid golden-brown colour. The aromas of ripe fruit are abundant on the nose, with appealing notes of vanilla. On the palate it is delightfully fresh with a marked fruity character. Velvety, round and remarkably engaging.

14-16ºC

Best served at

Vertical

Storage

2 - 4 months

Stored after open

Port Wine

Pairings

Desserts
Apricot
Walnuts
Hazelnut Meringue Pie
Caramel
Dried Fruit
Tiramisú
Mild Cheeses

Vinification

Hand-picked at the optimum time, the grapes are then destemmed, crushed and converted into wine through a process of careful maceration to extract their colour, tannins and aromas, enhanced by constant churning during fermentation. This takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature (between 28-30°C) until the right degree of sweetness (baumé) is achieved. At this point, grape brandy is added to create the final fortified wine. Made by blending wines of different harvests, with different levels of maturation in stainless steel and wood for a minimum of 3 years, the result is a rich and aromatic wine, with the perfect level of sweetness.

Wine Tawny

Traditional Douro grape varieties.

The vineyard is disposed along the slopes on horizontal levels and, more recently, they are planted along the lines of greatest slopes, so called “Vinha ao Alto” (vertically planted vines).

Schistous-sandstone (greywacke), interspersed with granite in some places.

Up to 600 meters.

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