Like all ports, Tawny Port starts life as red wine with picked and fermented with yeast. However, before all the sugars in the grapes have been fermented grape spirit is added which raises the alcohol level which kills the yeast. The result is that the remaining sugars create a sweeter wine which is 'fortified' by the higher ABV.
The Port of Leith Distillery's Tawny Port of made from a blend of wines which are matured (for seven years on average) in oak barrels. This allows the wine to be gradually exposed to oxygen, which gives the wine a tawny, or golden brown, colour and allows nutty flavours to develop.
The Port of Leith Distillery's Tawny Port is best served at room temperature or chilled with cheese. This port is particularly good with rich cheeses such as the Strathearn or Lanark Blue.
Produced/source : Douro Valley, Portugal
Alcohol By Volume : 19%
Serving suggestion : Room temperature or slightly chilled with cheese
Storage info (unopened) : Room temperature and out of direct sunlight
Storage info (opened) : Room temperature either in the bottle or in a decanter
Packaging : Recyclable glass bottle