Made from selected red ports produced from the best vineyards of the Douro Valley, and varieties including: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão and Tinta Roriz. Aged in small oak casks, typically of around 630 litres. As the wine ages it gradually loses the ruby red colour of its youth, becoming tawny in colour, more smooth and mellow on the palate, and aromas gaining richness and complexity.
Krohn suggest that this wine benefits from being served slightly chilled (12 – 16ºC). It doesn’t need to be decanted , and it’s worth noting that tawnies can be enjoyed for a while after opening without losing freshness and vibrancy – optimum drinking time after opening is 2-3 months. Perhaps pair with pecan pie, apple strudel or crème brulée, or just on its own. Delicious!