Barros 10 Year Tawny Port is a delicate and perfumed wine, with a wonderful balance that leaves a very fresh and fruity aftertaste. It has structure, sweetness, and ripeness with the right amount of wood ageing.
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The grapes for Barros 10 Year Tawny Port were hand-harvest, at their best moment then destemmed, crushed and vinified in a careful maceration with the extraction of colour, tannins and pellicle aromas, complemented by permanent pumping-over during fermentation. This process takes place in vats at a controlled temperature between 28-30ºC, until reaching the desired Baumé. At this phase, brandy is added, originating a fortified wine. It maturated in wood for an average of 10 years, expressing the character of the wine in what concerns the characteristics conferred by the ageing in oak casks.
Barros 10 Year Tawny Port is on the light, fresh and fruity side of aged tawnies. It has a very good ripeness and good acidity. Signs of wood ageing are well integrated. It's fresh and smoothly textured, it is delicious.
Store and Serve Advice:
Serving temperature at 15ºC-16ºC.
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