Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lamonts TAWNY PORT 500

This wine is a distinctive Tawny Port style blended from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are crushed and then fragmented by a mincer prior to fermentation on skins in open vats. These traditional methods ensure maximum extraction of colour, tannins and flavour.
Fermentation proceeds until the desired sugar level is attained. The juice is then drained and pressed off skins and fortified with grape spirit, which arrests the ferment and stabilises the wine against further yeast activity.

The wine is aged for an average of 8 years before final blending. The resulting wine shows complex marzipan, toffee and plum pudding aromas. The palate is generous with sweet fruit characters and persistent drying tannins. Perfect with fully matured cheddar cheese.

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