/ Douro Valley Porto
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela
The Fine Tawny Porto is made from selected grapes from the best vineyards of the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. Taylor Fladgate is an area leader in winemaking technology, as one of only three Porto producers to pioneer the development of piston fermenter techniques, called Port Toes, that extract significantly greater flavor and aroma than conventional pump-over fermentation. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. Individual wines produced in different vintages are aged in 600-liter oak casks for years, over which time they will lose their young, dark purple-black color to gain the distinctive “tawny” hue from which the wine takes its name. The Fine Tawny Porto is a blend of wines, selected from these stocks, that have been aged for an average of three years.
Showing a typical golden “tawny” color, this sweet wine has aromas and flavors of apricot and butterscotch and a smooth, round mouthfeel.
Pair with dried fruits and nuts, or serve lightly chilled on its own. Made to be consumed immediately, without further aging.
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela
ACIDITY: 3.37 g/l
AGING: Average of 3 years in neutral oak
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 100.6 g/l
points of distinction
- A delicious, affordable tawny Porto
about the grape +
Tinta Amarela makes wines with intensely perfumed aromas of blackberry and tea, bold structure, deep color and excellent depth.
Used to make Port wines, this high yielding grape has very high sugar content, which makes wines with pronounced floral character, good structure and firm, ripe tannins.
This grape has blackberry, game and meaty aromas, and contributes longevity and exceptional elegance to the blend of Port wines.
Tinta Roriz produces deep-colored grapes of moderate acidity which make bold wines with firm tannins, excellent complexity and distinctive resin-like fragrance.
This grape has high tannins and is very aromatic; it lends structure and balance to Port wines. It shows intense fresh red fruit, earth and flower aromas, and is very fruity on the palate.
Touriga Nacional produces wine with finesse, body and warmth that is dark, concentrated, massively tannic and aromatic. It ages to show the complex aromas typically found in mature vintage port.
– Adrian Bridge, CEO
“We focus on making vintage quality from all of our grapes. As a result, we will produce the highest-quality Port in every category.”
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