During their long maturing period in oak casks, Old Tawnies undergo subtle colour changes. The deep red hue which characterises a Portís purple infancy gradually gives way to a paler red. It then becomes amber Ė paler still Ė and eventually takes on a delicate brown, orange tinted colour.
GRAPE VARIETIES The grapes used in the production of Grahamís 30 Years Old were a blend of traditional Portuguese varieties from the Douro Valley, such as Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto C„o. VINIFICATION Grahamís 30 Years Old was fermented with natural yeast at between 24-28ļC. Once the must had fermented to the desired degree of sweetness (usually within 48 hours), fortification took place with grape brandy at 77% v/v (generally 80% must / 20% brandy). AGEING Grahamís 30 Years Old was aged in oak casks at our lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia. TASTING NOTES Light amber colour, with a smooth and harmonious nutty bouquet. Warm and mellow on the palate, and with a long and lingering aftertaste. SERVING TIPS - Does not need decanting. - The wine is ready to drink when bottled, but will maintain its quality with bottle age. - Serve at room temperature 18ļc, or slightly chilled in hot weather. - Superb with cheese, nuts or dried fruit after a meal. - Excellent with a cigar. ďThe champion for me was Graham's 30 Years Old". Freddy Price