75cl/19.5% ABV Adega de Favaios, Portugal
Porto Monge Tawny is made from a mixture of traditional Douro red grape varieties Porto Monge has a typical Tawny production process. Alcoholic fermentation is made in vats with maceration intense peel at a controlled temperature. The fermentation lasts about three days being interrupted by adding brandy. The resulting sweet wine is then passed through an oxidative aging process with successive transfers, thus developing a rich and complex bouquet. After aging for about 4 years in oak wood the wine is clarified and is ready to be bottled.
Clear, bright and auburn red colour, this Tawny Port has a fruity and delicate aroma reminding nut nutty, caramel and smoke. The palate is very smooth and soft but with enough breadth and volume.