Morris Classic Topaque / NV / 500mL

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Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Fortified

Description:

Vintage Conditions

Tawny Port is the wood aged Port. The wine develops rancio character with ageing in casks and barrels over many years.

Winemaking

The grape varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro are allowed to remain on the vine until high sugar levels and an intense concentration of flavour develop.

After crushing, fermentation and pressing the young port is fortified with a low strength spirit (as opposed to other fortified styles that are fortified with high strength spirit) to add more complexity to the wine.

The young wine is then placed in oak barrels and casks for several years to develop, before blending and bottling.

Analysis

Alcohol: 18% alc/vol

Baumé: 6.3°

Total Acid: 4.4g/L

pH: 3.57

Colour 

Medium depth tawny and red hues.


Bouquet

Ripe fruit, complex with some rancio character.

Palate

A full flavoured palate with a dryness on the finish from the oak and spirit.

Assessment

An excellent Tawny Port showing good wood ageing, and the judicious use of spirit. This teamed with strong fruit characters, results in an easy drinking port style.