Offley Old Tawny 10 years

P 1,380.00

Alcohol: 20%
Category: Fortified Wines
Also Available: Offley Tawny Porto | Offley Ruby Porto | Offley White Porto | Offley Reserve Porto | Offley Old Tawny 20 years

Tasting Notes

Offley 10 Years Old Tawny has an intense tawny colour with brick-like tones. Its elegant and complex bouquet is characterised by flavours of ripe fruit, marmalade and dry fruit, with notes of vanilla, raisins and jelly. In the mouth, the balance between the richness of the grapes' natural sugars and its tannins provide the wine with a fine structure and a delicate yet complex finish. The intensity of retro-nasal aromas completes the tasting and gives the wine a final persistence typical of Offley brand's unmistakeable style.

Serving Suggestions

Offley 10 Years Old Tawny is delicious on its own and goes very well with several salty starters (quiche, foie-gras, creamy sea-food and vegetables), rich desserts (from the classic creme brulée to a simple fresh peach) and a great variety of cheeses(including cured and blue cheese). Serve between 16º C and 18º C.

Winemaking

Offley 10 Years Old Tawny is produced by the traditional Porto wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required.

Varieties

Offley 10 Years Old Tawny is a blended wine, made from a selection of quality grapes from the traditional red varieties recommended for Porto wine making, namely Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão.

Storing

Offley 10 Years Old Tawny is ready for drinking and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature (16º C to 18º C).

Open Bottle Shelf Life

Once open, it should be consumed within 4 weeks.

Ageing

After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following spring, when they are taken to Vila Nova de Gaia and enter Offley's centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks, as required by Porto wine traditional ageing system. Along the years,the wines selected for this Offley 10 Year Old Tawny are carefully tasted and analysed, racked from lees and all corrections deemed necessary by the tasters are carried out. The final blend results from a selection of wines between 9 and 12 years of age, composed to maintain the consistency and character of this Offley 10 Year Old Tawny.

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