Dow's Tawny Port 2017 20 year old
The grapes are harvested by hand in the fall and fermented for a short period of time before the addition of 100% neutral grape spirit alcohol. This step stops fermentation, preserves the wine's natural grape sugars, and gives it unique rich flavors. Aged Tawnies spend many years aging in oak casks - "20 Year" indicates an average age where older lots lend complexity and depth, and younger wines offer vibrant fresh fruit flavors. The extra aging lends an intense finish - 20 Year is considered by many to be the perfect blend of complexity and fruit. Food Pairing: Vanilla ice cream or créme brulé and strong cheeses. Serving: Best served chilled. In port wine or white glasses.