Tawny Aged Port
Rowanston On The Track
The Rowanston Terrier Tawny begins by using Durif grapes to create a base wine which is wonderfully intense and rich, with a great potential for aging. After oak maturation this wine has a nutty, caramelised character and delivers smoky vanilla themes in tandem with ripe cherry, dried orange, and coffee notes.
Tawny is the name given to Australia's most popular fortified wine style, formerly referred to as 'Tawny Port'. Australia recently agreed to discontinue the use of the term 'Port' in line with international labelling agreements, with 'Port' now used exclusively by the Portuguese.
The grapes are fermented until the wine reaches the desired sugar level, at which point the fermentation is stopped and wine spirit is added. This leaves residual sugars in the wine and raises the alcohol level to between 15% and 20% Alcohol by Volume (ABV) resulting in a wonderfully full-bodied, succulent and sweet wine.