Tawny Port, Messias
Like a LBV, Tawny Port is ready to drink now, and after ageing in casks instead of tanks or barrels the style is lighter (in body and colour) than their Ruby counterparts.
Ideal as an aperitif or after meals, Messias Tawny is smooth, with aromas of red fruit jam combined with delicate wood and vanilla hints.
Caves Messias is a historic family owned producer renowned for their colheita and vintage ports. Founded in 1926 by Messias Baptista, the company has remained a family owned business up tol the present day. The most famous estate is Quinta do Cachão which has its slopes adjacent to the River Douro, in the subregion Cima Corgo. The vineyard was first planted in 1845 by the Baron Pebble sendomais and later acquired by family Afonso Cabral, who in turn sold it to Messiah family in 1956. In order to increase production capacity, Messias acquired another adjoining property, Quinta do Rei, then belonging Gonzales Byass.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||19.5%|
|Style||Fortified - Rich & sweet|
|Grape Type(s)||Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Barroca|
Douro is one of the key Portuguese wine regions, producing both the world-famous fortified Port wine along with a wide range of standard non-fortified wines. The dry, continental climate and steep terraced vineyards centred in the Douro river valley make the region an ideal holiday destination as well as wine producing region! The style of wines made in the region varies greatly, but the best value is to be found in the unctuous red wines made from local grape varieties.