Grape(s): Tinta Roriz,Tinta Barroca,Tinta Cão,Touriga Franca
Localization: Porto, Douro, Portugal
Tasting Notes: With a brown color and an intense reddish halo, presents a delicious bouquet of ripe fruit, dried figs, and plums, emphasized by an attractive character of wood and spices. Fresh and velvety in the mouth, the Barros Tawny is a wine that unpretentiously fills the mouth and seduces by its involvement.
Food pairing: Well fresh, it is the ideal aperitif to be served with dried fruits. Combines perfectly with a large variety of desserts with caramel, coffee, apricots and dried fruits. Magnificently with caramelized nuts, tiramisu, hazelnut meringue pie and brie cheeses type. The multiplicity of possible harmonies is superb, having the consumer the pleasure to go in search of new flavours.
The Domain: Having celebrated their 100th year of trading in 2013, Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita Ports - old Tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheita Ports has established them as the stand-out producer of this style. Barros leaves their Colheita Ports to mature in cask until being hand bottled to order. The loss of wine from evaporation (known as the 'Angel's Share') is much higher in comparison to bottle aging. It is a sacrifice they are willing to make and one that helps them achieve unsurpassed quality in their Colheita wines. In June 2006, Barros was integrated into the Sogevinus Group who are growing the brand in international markets.