Porto Tawny / White - Fortificados

Tawny are also red wines, made in fact from the same grapes as Ruby, but which only age two to three years in vats, and then pass to 550 liter barrels. These allow a higher contact of the wine with the wood and then with the air. So the Tawny breathe more, oxidizing and aging quickly. Due to the high oxidation, Tawny lose the initial color of red wines, gaining lighter tones like amber, and flavors of dried fruits like nuts or almonds. With age Tawny gain even more aromatic complexity, enriching the aromas of nuts and acquiring aromas of wood, toast, coffee, chocolate, honey, etc.

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