Winery: Alves de Sousa
Grapes: Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, ...
Region: Douro e Porto
Food pairing: Cheeses, caramel and egg desserts, cigar.
Winemaking/Vinification: 3 to 4 days of fermentation with indigenous yeasts at 20-25oc; Fermentation stopped with the addition of “Aguardente” (wine spirit).
Reviews and Awards: Producer of the year in Portugal in 1999 (“Revista de Vinhos”/ Portuguese Wine Magazine); Producer of the year in Portugal in 2006 (“Revista de Vinhos”/ Portuguese Wine Magazine)
Tasting Notes: Amber color. Rich and very complex, full of spices, toffee, caramel and herbal notes. Wonderfully refined by time, it expresses the beauty of the maturity of the 20 Year Old Tawny category.