Tasting Notes: The different grapes combine to help the port develop its rich, smooth flavour. There’s a fresh and delicate aroma to this port with an elegant and smooth flavour. You’ll also pick up touches of both dried fruits and spices developed as the port matured for five years in oak casks.
Winemaking Notes: Blend: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão, 20% ABV, from Porto, Portugal.
Food Pairings: We love cheddar cheese with a tawny port. Try Haford: it’s not as acidic as your typical cheddar, but its supple paste and nutty taste make it a great pairing for a smooth port. This dessert port also goes perfectly with dried fruit desserts, ice creams and caramels for real indulgence.
About the Winemaker: Manuel Tavares and José Araújo of the Vallegre Vinhos do Porto SA make Vista Alegre Fine Tawny Port in the Douro region of Portugal. Known for its excellent port, the winery uses traditional methods of making port wine.