All Port Wine fans know or have heard about the differences between the three great types of wine: White Port, Ruby Port and Tawny Port.
Porto Tawny are red wines produced from the same grapes as Porto Ruby, but aged for 2 to 3 years in vats, allowing greater contact with wood and air. Tawny wines breathe more and oxidize and age quickly.
Due to oxidation, this Port loses its initial color and gains a light color similar to amber and has aromas of nuts, wood, chocolate, honey and toast.
Tawny wines are divided into Tawny, Reserve Tawny, Tawny with indication of years and Colheita.