It is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required. After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following Spring, when they are taken to V.N.Gaia and enter Offley´s centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks, as required by Porto Wine traditional ageing system. Throughout the years the wines are carefully tasted and analysed by the oenology team who also makes all necessary corrections and prepares the final blend so as to keep Offley Porto White´s style and character. The wines selected are usually between 2 and 5 years of age, which makes it possible to obtain a fresh and young wine with an average age of 3 years. The final blend is filtered and cold-stabilised prior to bottling.
Malvasia Fina, Códega, Viosinho, Gouveio
It has an attractive yellow-straw hue and an intense aroma dominated by floral, apricot and peach, marmalade and nutty notes. The ageing in oak wood has ennobled it, increasing its richness and complexity. In the mouth, the balance between acidity and sweetness stands out, culminating in a lingering and elegant finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC. It is ready for drinking and does not require decanting. Serve between 6ºC-10ºC.
Should be served chilled with salted almonds, appetisers and varied starters. It is surprising also when served with fresh desserts (for instance, vanilla ice cream with tropical fruits) or as "Offley Tonic".
Reviews and Awards:
. 89 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
84 pts CellarTracker - It has an attractive and well defined red-ruby hue and lively aroma reminiscent of red fruit with some more complex notes arising from...
18 pts Revista de Vinhos - With an attractive red-tawny hue, typical of an older wine, Offley Porto Tawny has a delicate aroma reminiscent of ripe red fruit...
Enchanting straw, crystalline hue, with a fresh aroma with floral notes and tropical fruits. Soft to the palate, with a great balance between acidity and...
86 pts Wine Enthusiast - It has a light pink hue, with shades of violet, and a fine bouquet of tropical fruits and exotic wood. In the mouth is quite...