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NV Tawny Fortified Shiraz

NV Tawny Fortified Shiraz

A sensational wine to have after a meal accompanied by your favourite cheese or chocolate, this is a lovely, rich wine with flavours of plum, raisins and Christmas cake. Once termed Port, agreements with the EU have seen this wine renamed as Tawny Fortified and ours is made exclusively from Shiraz grapes. With an average age of seven years the Tawny exhibits a splendid level of barrel aged complexity with intense fruit character and a long lingering finish.

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Wine Specs
Non Vintage
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The intense nose has aromas of ripe, spicy and plummy Shiraz fruit with notes of raisins, Christmas Cake, nuts and spice. The mouth filling palate has sweet Shiraz fruit with raisins, nuts and barrel aged complexity married to a touch of sweetness. The finish is wonderfully lingering and satisfying with lovely balance and concentration.
Vineyard Notes
The fruit for the Tawny Fortified Shiraz is only produced in the best years where the climatic conditions allow us to harvest fruit that has the necessary degree of ripeness. The grapes are left on the vines for as long as possible to ripen and develop the desired flavours and complexity.
Winemaker Notes
After harvest the Shiraz grapes are fermented in open vats until the desired balance between sugar and alcohol had been achieved. The wine is then fortified with fine brandy grape spirit to arrest fermentation and to increase the alcohol content to the preferred level. The wine is pressed and placed in old oak barrels to begin the ageing process. As the wine ages in oak barrels there is a level of evaporation that occurs which concentrates the flavours. This Tawny is a non-vintage blend of many different wines, with the earliest dating from 2001, and an average age of seven years.
Food Pairing Notes
Your favourite cheese platter or dark chocolate.
Product Reviews
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Jeff Wallis
(21/12/2018 at 5:39 PM)
I drink a fair amount of Tawny, by a variety of producers. This is far and away the best I have tasted! It is smooth, warm, not too sweet, and has a wonderful lingering after-taste. Thank you!

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