THE AGED TAWNIES reflect the art of oak ageing ; tawny port develops a rich creamy texture from the wood becoming more intense, golden amber in colour. Over times it takes on complex characteristics of walnuts, driedfruits and spices with a long peppery finish.
Pale tawny colora powerful intense, concentrated wine.
Good structure and balance. Characteristic dried fruit and
nuts on the nose and palate.
Wine Spectator 91 points - An elegant and refined tawny, with loads of spicy notes to the plum tart, sandalwood and baked cherry flavors. Vanilla and spice accents fill the finish, featuring fresh details of citrus peel and ground nutmeg. Drink now.-K.M. (Nov 26 2014)
Wine Spectator 91 points - Concentrated flavors of dried pear, apricot, cherry and spice combine into this seamless package. The finish features toffee and orange zest notes, with hints of smoke. Drink now. 750 cases imported. –KM
(Jun 30 2011)
Varietal Composition: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Tinta Barroca predominate among the traditional grape varieties of the Demarcated Region of the Douro Valley.
Vineyard Location: 50% from grapes of Quinta do Noval, Pinhão; 50% A quality grapes from our traditional suppliers in the heart of the Douro Valley
Vinification: the grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in the traditional lagares of the Quinta, where a disciplined and intense treading is fundamental for the best results.
Analysis: Alcohol 20 % vol
Residual Sugar 120 g/dm3
Total Acid 5,5 g/dm3
Barrel Type: old oak barrels of 640 litres.
Bottling Date: Bottled according to demand.
Barrel Time: The old tawnys spend their entire life in barrel until the moment of the final blend.
Vintages conditions: no notes available.