10-Year-Old Tawny Porto
The beloved tawny style hails from wines from non-declared vintages that, after blending, spend very long periods aging oxidatively in wood into the nutty, mature, ready-to-drink beauties that, to many drinkers, epitomize port. (Age statements on tawny ports indicate an average age, since wines are blended from multiple vintages.) Churchill’s 10-year-old tawny is a field blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Tinta Francisca. It’s fermented in granite lagares and fortified with neutral grape spirit to 19.5% alcohol once it reaches 104 g/L of residual sugar. Long aging in wood before bottling at an average age of ten years. Filtered for sediment.